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Sprint Says Hello Moto

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Dec 20, 2005, 9:31 PM   by (staff)

The FCC today revealed a new Motorola clamshell bound for Sprint. The C290 will be a basic PCS Vision phone with 1xRTT data. It does not possess a camera, external display or other advanced features beyond a speakerphone. However this phone is still noteworthy because it is the first Motorola that Sprint has carried since the V60v. It could signal that Sprint has rekindled their relationship with the manufacturer.

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Dec 21, 2005, 1:20 PM

One benefit... least it's a smart looking phone. I like the looks. Simple and clean.
it is an alright looking phone, but ive given up on motorola's. If my store carries it, i dont think i will push it. They have too many problems and cause too many returns. Ill stick to sanyo.

Dec 20, 2005, 9:56 PM


Rekindled their relationship with Motorola? Well, maybe, but didn't they basically have to? Motorola afterall is the proprietary owner of the iDen technology, and now that Nextel is part of Sprint it would be hard not to rekindle a relationship with the sole manufacturer of half of Sprint-Nextel's phones.

I'm not surprised in the least.
Does this mean a Dual Mode Phone is in the near future?????????????????? muahahahahahahahaha
Well, except this is a pure CDMA phone, and it's from the PCS division, which is a very separate division of Motorola from the iDEN group. I don't think most people realize how much they operate like two separate companies. The iDEN version uses T9 in...
Such a shame that any carrier would have any kind of relationship with Motocrapola for phones since their phones generally do only one thing well. And that's suck.

Dec 21, 2005, 1:49 PM

whats next......

a razr with the iDen walkie talkie AND sprint's ready link. plus add a mp camera, an mp3 player with external controls as well as iTunes, non-crippled BT, ev-do and a trans flash memory card slot. ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dec 20, 2005, 9:57 PM

Wrong information

The last sprint phone was the V60v and sprint never carried the V60p. The V60p was a Verizon only push-to-talk.
Whoops! Embarassed Typo fixed.

Thanks! Smile
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