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.
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.
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... (continues)
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!