Sprint Readies First Android iDEN-Network Phone

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Las Vegas - Sprint plans summertime availability of the first iDEN-network Android-OS smartphone, the Motorola  i1 with a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Swype-equipped virtual QWERTY keyboard and iDEN-network push-to-talk capability.

It will be the world's first Android smartphone with push-to-talk capability, the carrier said on the eve of CTIA Wireless 2010.

The phone, which will be displayed at Motorola's booth here at CTIA Wireless 2010, is built to military specifications for protection against dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain. Other features include 5-megapixel camera with flash, geo-tagging and panoramic capabilities. It also comes with provided MicroSD card, Opera Mini 5 browser Microsoft Document Viewer and Microsoft Exchange server compatibility.  

Pricing and an exact availability date haven't been announced.


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