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Sprint to offer Motorola ADMIRAL on October 23rd for $100

October 20th, 2011

Sprint announced that it will offer the Motorola ADMIRAL, the first Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) PTT handset with support for its new CDMA-based Direct Connect network, on October 23rd. The phone will cost $99.99 with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate. The ADMIRAL meets Mil-Spec 810G ratings for dust, shock, vibration, solar …

Sprint’s new Direct Connect service is chock-full of new features, lands October 2nd

September 22nd, 2011

Sprint will revamp and deploy a new Direct Connect push-to-talk service on October 2nd, SprintFeed reports. According to a purported leaked internal screen shot, the new service will support international push-to-talk direct connect, an option that isn’t available from competing services offered by Verizon Wireless and AT&T. In addition, the service will support Land Mobile Radio interoperability …

Sprint to sunset iDEN network in 2013, moving all push-to-talk services to CDMA

March 16th, 2011

In a press release today, Sprint announced the successor for its push-to-talk (PTT) iDEN network, Sprint Direct Connect. Running on the company’s nationwide CDMA network, Direct Connect will offer users a larger coverage footprint, improved in-building coverage, and increased voice and data capacity. The new protocol will also add several new features, including 200 participant …

Motorola i1 to hit Sprint on July 25th for $149

July 19th, 2010

After launching on Boost Mobile last month, the Motorola i1 is hitting Sprint on July 25th. The touchscreen offering will be the first Android handset with Nextel Direct Connect and the first Direct Connect handset with a 5 megapixel camera and video recording. This rugged handset is sure to please the construction crowd with its: …

Motorola announces the i1, the world's first PTT Android smartphone

March 22nd, 2010

Big news today for iDEN fans who have been jonesing for the Opus One that we scooped and spec’d way back when in December as today it has been formally announced Motorola. Officially known as the Motorola i1, the device is the world’s first Android Push-To-Talk smartphone and it will be offered “this summer” by Sprint. …

No camera version of BlackBerry 8350i now available from Sprint

April 13th, 2009

Tired of having to turn your precious BlackBerry over to an attendant every time you hit your gym locker room? Sure it’s a bit later than the rumor mill had anticipated, but Sprint may finally have the answer for you. The 8350i is now available without that pesky 2 megapixel shooter. Pricing on the 8350i …

Exclusive spec sheet and shots for Sprint’s LG LX400

May 28th, 2008

Looking for some exclusive info on the LG LX400? Please try and contain your excitement. This low-end clamshell is set to drop on June 15th, with a suggested retail price of $279.99, though we’re guessing that will drop significantly with any applicable rebates. The phone itself is a pretty boring affair, sporting a 1.3 MP …