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Sneak Peek: The First Push-to-Talk Android Smartphone

Written on August 12, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Sure we would want a new smartphone to be also novel. But out of the array of Android-powered phones, this may not always be satisfied. Case in point: Motorola i1 on Sprint Nextel. Yet we have something particularly noteworthy to tell you about it.

Motorola i1 could be the ancestor of a new generation of Android mobile. It runs on Nextel’s iDEN network, supports push-to-talk network, and is one of the few of its kind to sport a rugged exterior.

This 4.65×2.34×0.5 cubic-inch ruggedness is built to withstand the elements, except water. It can take the heat, the dust, the highs and lows of the atmosphere–but it cannot take snapshots of your snorkeling scenes.

However, it is absolutely the first solid and stable Nextel smartphone, as Motorola wanted it. So it is currently running Android 1.5. Oh yeah, we heard the chuckle. Even the supposedly most dated Android mobile is running version 1.6, not to mention versions 2.1 and 2.2 are pretty much doing a smooth job with the others.

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