Sprint [S] have announced the Motorola i1 smartphone that runs the Android operating system. The new i1 is actually the first phone handset to feature a push-to-talk function that allows it to function like a walkie-talkie device.
The Motorola i1 has a 3.1 inch HVGA screen that is capacitive touch enabled and uses glass that prevents dirt, dust etc… adhering giving an always crystal clear image. The phone also is rugged to military 810F standards allowing it to weather well when shock, dust or water hits it.
For connectivity the phone has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The device runs Android although it isn’t known just yet which version of the OS. We hope for 2.0+.
On the back of the device is a 5.0 megapixel camera that can be used for capturing both video and images in a fairly decent resolution. A microSDHC card slot is also found on the device allowing for more storage space to be added if needed.
When launched in the summer of this year it is expected the Motorola i1 will cost below $200 on contract.
Details of the phone with some of the features can be found over on the Sprint site.