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Sprint Preps 1st iDEN-Network Android Phone

LAS VEGAS — Sprint
plans summer time
availability of the first
iDEN-network Android-
OS smartphone,
the Motorola
i1 with a
3.1-inch HVGA
Wi-Fi, Swypeequipped
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.
Pricing and an exact availability date
haven’t been announced.

The phone, which was 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.