Today, Sprint officially unveiled the Motorola i886, a rugged device that’s running Android under the hood. Featuring a landscape sliding physical keyboard, and what looks to be a remarkably simple version of Android, the device seem to be a smartphone for those who may not want to focus on all of the features of many Android-based smartphones, but who need to have a device that won’t break when it falls out of their hand or pocket.

The Push-To-Talk (PTT)-enabled device is the first from Sprint to be labeled as a rugged device, and be a landscape sliding device. The i886 is also dust resistant, and is able to handle shock, moisture, and temperature extremes. There’s a 2MP camera on the back of the device, which will let you capture video as well. And if you need space, there’s a microSD card slot that will support cards up to 32GB.

The i886 is a handset that costs $279.99 without a contract, or $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. It’s available now online, or through a Sprint retail store.

[via Sprint]


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