Motorola i9 touches down at Sprint stores, available March 12th on Nextel

By on March 7, 2009 at 12:50 PM.

Motorola i9 touches down at Sprint stores, available March 12th on Nextel

That saucy little Motorola i9… It just can’t stop posing for your pals at BGR. If you’re a Boost Mobile customer you probably already know that the i9 has launched in all of its deceptively bulky glory, well, because it’s far and away the sexiest handset Boost has ever seen. What about poor Nextel customers though, don’t they get any love from Motorola’s new iDEN RAZR? Thanks to one of our trusty ninjas we can confirm that this puppy is indeed headed to Nextel — in fact, it’s already slowly but surely making its way to various Sprint stores. As far as availability goes, you’re looking at a March 12th launch and pricing will be $249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate . Sit tight, PTT addicts! Hit the jump for a few more pics, including size comparison shots next to a Curve.

Thanks, Teck!

Updated at 5:30 pm EST to reflect price correction — the final price after rebate is $249.99, not $299.99.

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Motorola i9 shows up on Boost Mobile site

By on February 17, 2009 at 2:41 PM.

Motorola i9 shows up on Boost Mobile site

We’ve been following the Motorola i9 here on BGR since it was just a glimmer in its Boost’s eye. It was finally made official by Sprint / Boost Mobile earlier this month and now we’re closer than ever to Boost’s sleekest handset yet becoming a reality. As you can see, the i9 is now live on the site and while it’s listed as coming soon you can expect that to change to a buy now link before you know it. No real surprises here as the specs and pricing are old news but it’ll be nice to finally see a modern phone come to market from Boost. Maybe we’ll send one Fat Joe’s way… Anyone else getting ready to shell out $300 for this bad boy?

Thanks, Sean!

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Official Motorola i9 images emerge, release imminent

By on December 15, 2008 at 5:51 PM.

Official Motorola i9 images emerge, release imminent

Well look who decided to come back and poke its head out again. The Motorola i9 we first showed you live images of back in October is making news again as official pics begin to scatter across the internet. This sweet-looking love child of a rambunctious RAZR and ROKR is apparently gearing up for a release soon and it will likely be well received among the dumbphone crowd, assuming the price is right. A 3 megapixel camera with auto focus and flash, ModeShift and integrated GPS are among the features that might draw in Sprint customers. So, iDEN people, first the 8350i is made official and now this – you guys feeling the love or are both the handsets already old news?

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Sprint’s upcoming Motorola i9 comes out of hiding

By on October 25, 2008 at 4:32 PM.

Sprint’s upcoming Motorola i9 comes out of hiding

What do you get when a rambunctious RAZR and a ROKR in heat are left along in the same room? You’re looking at it. The first taste of Motorola’s next generation RAZR has finally been caught in the wild and it should be making its way to a Sprint store near you sooner than some might have thought. Last week we saw the Motorola i9 RAZR pass through the FCC and now your old pal’s at BGR have managed to score a few action shots of the i9, well, making its way around some guy’s basement (damn, that’s a lot of drinks dude). In spite of the fact that this is yet another RAZR from Motorola, it actually looks pretty sweet. It was only a matter of time before ModeShift found its way to Moto’s skinny clam shell and now that it has, we kind of want to play with it. Soon people, soon. Hit the jump for two more shots.

Thanks, djSD!

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