Sprint Preps 1st iDEN-Network Android Phone

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LAS VEGAS — Sprint plans summer time availability of the first iDEN-network Android- OS smartphone, the Motorola i1 with a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Swypeequipped virtua l 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. 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.


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