Why I want the Scrappy Little Motorola i886 Android Smartphone on Sprint

January 11, 2011
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This phone is amazing. Not in the ways that most of the phones we report about are amazing, especially not in the screen real-estate or high-class camera areas, but in the ruggedness and the only-what's-required features on it. This is the phone that those of you who've hated every step of the way out of the home-only phone generation will want. It does what you think it'll do, plus a little more, in a completely easy to handle and RUGGED package. Totally bad.

This Motorola i886 meets 810G requirements for dust, shock, vibration, low and high temps, low pressure, and solar radiation. That'd be enough for a hardcore lady or dude like you, but there's more excellence as well. It's got a regular numeric pad (surprisingly rare these days) as well as a slide-out QUERTY keyboard. It's got a small display (just large enough for the things you need to do on it, you basic dude you,) a 2 megapixel camera on the back, GPS capability, Bluetooth, 1380mAh battery, and a microSD memory card slot.

This phone is a tiny 116.3×51.1×18.5 mm and weights right around 141.2 grams. It's available right this second from Motorola for $79.99 after $50 mail-in rebate and attached to a 2 year contract. I want it - do you? Or is the promise of giant screens, fantastic graphics, and a phone that actually lists what version of Android it's using in the listing too much to bear?! Do tell.

[Via Sprint]


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  • jen

    high and low temperatures, low pressure and solar radiation,
    yay! a 2012 mobile.

  • Steven

    Not Android. I read somewhere that it is an Android inspired theme on top of BREW. Basically, its not even a smartphone.

  • kenny

    Goal tending! thanks for ruining it steven!

  • CoolGui

    @Steven Erm.. First of all it is Android and second of all Sprint doesn’t use BREW, you are thinking of Verizon.