Motorola i1

Motorola Stops Updates to Four Older Devices

All those with Motorola devices on the new list of the abandoned phones list, at least as far as updates to Android. This list includes the Motorola Clique Xt, the Motorola i1, Motorola Flipout, and Motorola Charm. Both the Flipout and the Charm are currently (and will be forever more) at Android 2.1, while the Xt and i1 is and will now forever be on Android 1.5. Owners of these devices are more than likely going to be neither surprised nor emotionally damaged by this decision, especially since this is a basic procedure for a load of brands pushing out Android phones this day and age.

Motorola i1 crosses into Canadian wilderness

Although we've seen Motorola i1 for Sprint, Canada will now be able to get their hands on this rugged push-to-talk device. Canada's Telus and the Mike iDEN network will be providing coverage for it. And for those of you who need two-way PTT communication and a tough phone for the workplace, the Motorola i1 is the perfect device for you.

Sprint Motorola i1 due July 25th for $150

Motorola's i1 Nextel Direct Connect smartphone for Sprint has just got an official release date, and if you've been waiting for a ruggedized Android handset with walkie-talkie functionality then this could be your best bet.  Set to hit shelves on July 25th priced at $149.99, the Motorola i1 has 3G, WiFi, a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera. Unfortunately, it's also runs Android 1.5, which is pretty far back on the timeline when you consider we're already up to Android 2.2.  Still, you get Opera Mobile, Swype, and the ability to withstand dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain to military specifications.  Anybody tempted? Motorola i1 hands-on: [vms e7c3f6f3f1f37029303c] Press Release: World's First Nextel Direct Connect Smartphone Powered by Android, Motorola i1, Available for Sprint Customers on July 25 for $149.99 Motorola i1 combines military spec ruggedness with the latest in smartphone technology, industry-leading push-to-talk, Wi-Fi and a sleek full touchscreen design OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jul 19, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Industry-leading Push-to-Talk with access to thousands of Android(TM) applications for less than $150? Now that is taking care of business! Sprint (NYSE: S) today shared pricing and timing for the world's first Android-powered smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect(R) - it will be available first on Sunday, July 25, through direct ship sales channels, including Business Sales, telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web sales (www.sprint.com/motoi1) for $149.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate (taxes & surcharges excluded). It will then be available in all remaining Sprint sales channels beginning on Sunday, Aug. 8. With more than 17 years of experience, Sprint is the undisputed industry leader in push-to-talk, serving the world's largest push-to-talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national push-to-talk network. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other push-to-talk service. With solid body construction that meets military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain1, Motorola i1 is designed for those who work and play hard. It offers the Android 1.5 operating system, and automatically syncs and integrates office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts. "Motorola i1 is the only Android device to offer Nextel Direct Connect as well as the latest smartphone features and the ability to withstand some of the harshest environments," said Fared Adib, vice president - Product Development, Sprint. "This phone brings a new level of smartphone to our Nextel customers making it one of the most efficient devices to get work done, and our customers who rely on Direct Connect will appreciate this feature-packed phone that doesn't miss on must-have features like Wi-Fi and a 5 megapixel camera." Motorola i1 enhances the Nextel Direct Connect experience with the ability to view who is calling regardless of what application you are in, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media. Motorola i1 also offers a variety of robust business and entertainment applications through the Android Market(TM), and when combined with the built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, it provides a great view of what's happening both personally and professionally. Applications like Scan2PDF Mobile 2.0, Unit Converter - ConvertPad and RealCalc Scientific Calculator can help get work done, while staying connected to friends through Facebook(TM) or Tweeting using an easily customizable Twitter(TM) app like Touiteur. In addition, Sprint partner applications available for businesses on the Motorola i1 include: Xora(TM) mobile workforce management solutions provide businesses with real-time visibility into field operations, and helps automate payroll and job workflow processes. The Android version of Xora Time Track(TM) includes new features like photo barcode scanning and signature capture, eliminating the need to purchase additional hardware to support such capabilities. TeleNavTrack(TM) uses the latest technologies to make mobile workforce and asset management reliable and affordable for businesses of all sizes. It lets businesses use wireless barcode scanning to track inventory and assets, manage deliveries, better predict arrival times, change schedules on-the-fly and deploy workers. It can also reduce paperwork by allowing the mobile workforce to complete invoices, orders and timesheets on the device. Sprint Mobile Locator is a Web-based solution that allows businesses to easily track and locate workers, and view a mapping display on a PC in near real-time using a wireless phone's built-in GPS capabilities. Key features include: Popular business tools such as Microsoft Document Viewer and corporate sync ensure Word or PowerPoint files can be accessed on the go Message entry is a breeze with both Android standard virtual keyboard and Swype(TM) virtual keyboards being offered A 5 megapixel camera with flash, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities provides crisp photos and clearly displays them on the vibrant 3.1-inch HVGA screen, and video can also be recorded and stored on a provided microSD for sharing or future viewing straight from the device The Android browser allows you to see web pages and Flash 8-enabled sites in full view using Wi-Fi, and the latest Opera Mini 5 browser enables quick browsing over the Nextel National Network and Wi-Fi With the new Sprint Free Guarantee, the most robust satisfaction guarantee in the wireless industry, customers can try a new line of service with Sprint for 30 days. If they aren't completely satisfied with Sprint during that period, they can cancel service and return their device to be reimbursed for the device purchase and activation fee, get the early termination fee waived, get a full refund for monthly service plan recurring charges incurred and get all associated taxes and fees waived. In addition, Sprint will waive the restocking fee for new customer exchanges as part of this policy. Refund excludes usage not included in the plan, premium content, third-party billing and international charges. Application development information for Motorola i1 is available on the Sprint Application Developer web site at www.sprint.com/developer. Sprint offers developers a free sandbox with iDEN capabilities to test their apps. Sprint is a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance(TM) and the Sprint Application Developer Program has been providing tools for third-party developers since Sprint first launched the Wireless Web on its phones in 2001. About Sprint Nextel Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 48 million customers at the end of the first quarter of 2010 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, and is the first and only wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, Common Cents Mobile and Assurance Wireless and instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. With its customer-focused strategy, you can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint. 1 Meets MilitarySpec 810F for blowing rain, dust, shock vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation.

Motorola i1 releasing June 20th

Boost Mobile has officially announced the Motorola i1. This Android powered handset will be available on June 2oth. Boost Mobile is a contract less prepaid wireless company, this will be the first Android handset on such a company.

Motorola i1 Hands-On Video

The newly announced Motorola i1 has just received some hands on treatment by our friends over at slashgear. This phone has a few good apps preinstalled. Opera Mini 5 is onboard as well as Swype. Motorola is marketing this as the world’s first Push-to-Talk Android-based handset.

Sprint Motorola i1 rugged PTT phone gets official

Motorola's i1 Android smartphone for Sprint has finally been made official, launching at CTIA Wireless 2010 this week. The touchscreen smartphone is the first Android device to support push-to-talk on Sprint's Nextel Direct Connect network, and also has a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with flash and a microSD card slot. There's the usual EVDO Rev.A and WiFi, along with Bluetooth, and Motorola have preloaded Opera Mobile Mini and the Swype keyboard.  The i1 is also a rugged device, capable of withstanding dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain to military specifications. The Motorola i1 will arrive on Sprint this summer, with pricing and specific availability tba. Press Release: Motorola and Sprint Announce World’s First Push-To-Talk Android-Powered Smartphone - Motorola i1 Combines military spec ruggedness with the latest in smartphone technology, into a sleek touch screen design LAS VEGAS – CTIA WIRELESS – March 22, 2010 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today broke new ground with the announcement of Motorola i1, the world’s first push-to-talk Android™-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi®, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to thousands of apps and a push-to-talk experience that includes exciting new features. Sprint will begin offering Motorola i1 this summer. With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in push-to-talk, serving the world’s largest push-to-talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national push-to-talk network. Nextel Direct Connect® has set the industry standard for push-to-talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other push-to-talk service. “Motorola remains focused on delivering differentiated Android experiences within our product portfolio,” said Mark Shockley, senior vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With the Motorola i1, we’re excited to offer iDEN users the opportunity to enjoy a feature-rich smartphone with push-to-talk, whether it’s for work or play.” “As the first Nextel Direct Connect Android smartphone, Motorola i1 with Wi-Fi offers a powerful tool for our customers with access to thousands of applications in the Android Market™,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “With rugged durability, a full touchscreen and 5.0 megapixel camera, Motorola i1 gives push-to-talk customers a compelling smartphone that can withstand some of the harshest environments.” Motorola i1 enhances the push-to-talk experience with the ability to view who is calling regardless of what application you are in, whether you are managing your emails, checking your calendar, composing messages or viewing media. Must-have Features and Nextel Direct Connect With solid body construction that meets military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain1, Motorola i1 is designed for those who work and play hard. It automatically syncs and integrates office and personal information such as emails, calendar appointments and contacts. Key features include: Popular business tools such as Microsoft Document Viewer and corporate sync ensure Word or PowerPoint files can be accessed on the go. Message entry is a breeze with both Android standard virtual keyboard and Swype™ virtual keyboards being offered. A 5 megapixel camera with flash, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities provides crisp photos and clearly displays them on the vibrant 3.1-inch HVGA screen. Video can also be recorded and stored on a provided microSD for sharing or future viewing straight from the device. The latest Opera Mini 5 browser enables quick browsing over the Nextel National Network and Wi-Fi. The Android browser allows you to see web pages and Flash 8-enabled sites in full view using Wi-Fi. Motorola i1 can be continuously customized with thousands of applications from Android Market™. Application development information for Motorola i1 is available on the Sprint Application Developer web site at www.sprint.com/developer. Sprint offers developers a free sandbox with iDEN capabilities to test their apps. Sprint is a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance™ and the Sprint Application Developer Program has been providing tools for third-party developers since Sprint first launched the Wireless Web on its phones in 2001. In addition, Motorola provides developers with broad market reach through MOTODEV, the company’s global program for developers and independent software vendors (ISV). MOTODEV offers a streamlined path into multiple distribution channels including Android Market™ and operator channels. Developers interested in Android application development with Motorola can visit: http://developer.motorola.com. New Relationship with Mike Rowe In addition to introducing Android into push-to-talk devices, Motorola is also bringing a new face to its iDEN portfolio: Mike Rowe. Mike has worked as an apprentice at more than 250 of the toughest jobs in America, and his experience and reputation as a hard worker are a perfect fit for Motorola’s iDEN portfolio. The new relationship announced today will feature Mike as a spokesperson for Motorola’s rugged push-to-talk devices. "Typically, the work I’ve done tends to take its toll on my phones and I end up breaking ‘em on the job," said Mike. "It'll be fun to use one that's not afraid of a little dirt." Motorola is also supporting mikeroweWORKS, a public relations campaign for skilled labor that Mike launched on Labor Day of 2008. "It's really gratifying to see some big companies getting behind the notion that working hard is just as important as working smart,” said Mike. “I'm happy to talk about a phone that can do both." Availability and Pricing Motorola i1 will be available through Sprint in North America in the summer of 2010. Customers interested in Motorola i1 can pre-register at www.sprint.com/motoi1 orwww.motorola.com. Motorola i1 offers advanced data capabilities that will require activation on a plan that includes unlimited data. For just $69.99 per month Sprint’s Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM gives customers unlimited calling with any U.S. wireless user, unlimited Direct Connect and Group Connect®, and unlimited nationwide texting, email, web browsing and GPS Navigation. (All price plans exclude surcharges and taxes). Sprint Everything Data plans automatically enroll customers in the Sprint Premier loyalty program providing annual device upgrades, discounted accessories and other money-saving benefits. Sprint’s business customers can also select Sprint Business Advantage Messaging & Data PlansSM, starting at $59.99 per month. This includes unlimited Direct Connect; Wireless Web; unlimited text, picture and video messaging; 200 anytime minutes with nationwide long distance and Any Mobile, Anytime, unlimited nights and weekends starting at 7 p.m. and GPS Navigation.