Motorola and Sprint have announced the launch of Motorola i1, the world's first push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone. 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.
"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 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.
Sprint will begin offering Motorola i1 this summer in U.S.