Either the timing was just right or Alltel really knows how to move. Either way, the recently-acquired US carrier just made its latest handset official and it definitely has a good chance of being popular among the younger crowd. Just yesterday we saw the Alltel-branded Motorola QA30 and today it it has been announced as the Motorola Hint. We’re not sure what it’s hinting at but here’s a quick recap of the specs:

  • 1x-EVDO connectivity
  • 2.5 inch TFT display with 320 x 240 pixels and 65K colors
  • Threaded messaging
  • Full HTML browser
  • Facebook access
  • Email, IM
  • 3.5mm headset jack (nice!)
  • Stereo Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • 2MP camera
  • MicroSD / MicroSDHC card support, up to 32GB

Not bad at all. It will also ship with applications such as Alltel Navigation powered by Telenav, XM Radio Mobile and Aricent Celltop. The Motorola Hint will become available on November 28th, Black Friday, though pricing info is not yet available. The handset also doesn’t seem to be listed on the Alltel site yet, though there is an image of it in a cycling banner on the homepage.


Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.