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Sprint Announces New iDEN Phone

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Jan 14, 2008, 10:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 14, 2008, 11:29 AM

Today Sprint announced the Motorola i570, a new phone for its Nextel Direct Connect services. The i570 is a clamshell that has dual displays, GPS and is certified to MIL-SPEC 810F for dust, shock and vibration. It has a speakerphone and supports Java applications. It will cost $99 and is available immediately.

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Jan 16, 2008, 3:38 PM


to the constant rumors i have been hearing that nextel is indeed going to be given the boot? i really didnt believe it would happen, but since the power source or hybrid phones came out and now the i570, nextel has been greatly left behind. any facts would be greatly appreciated.
Sprint-Nextel formally commited in a letter to their customers in 2007, that the Nextel network would be fully supported through 2012. That means regular network maintenance and some new phones, and for the past year or so they have actually been inst...

Jan 14, 2008, 12:41 PM


I was under the impression Sprint was in works on getting rid of the Nextel side of the house?
Why are they continuing to come out with new iDEN phones?
Because you're under the wrong impression.
1( it will be a boost phone as well.

2( Nextel customers blame sprint for their service sucking, when it sucked well before then

3( They think that Bluetooth, Camera and Media player = a 400 dollar phone when most carriers give that stuff away o...

Jan 15, 2008, 3:22 PM

Get over yourselves

Don't blast a phone because its simple and doesn't fit you wants or needs.

If it doesn't work properly or if it breaks easily or it malfunctions all the time (cough cough razr cough cough) then blast it but not because it doesn't have all the fancy extra bells and whistles. It was made to replace the i560 which was a simple rugged phone. This one just improves on the older model. If you want the extras buy the i580 if not the i 570 is perfect.
T-Zag said:
Don't blast a phone because its simple and doesn't fit you wants or needs.

If it doesn't work properly or if it breaks easily or it malfunctions all the time (cough cough razr cough cough) then blast it but not beca

Jan 14, 2008, 11:14 AM


Who cares release some Qchat phones already.
This phone is plain as hell!
I can't believe they are still making phones for iDEN. By 2010 that signal will be for emergency personnel only. Everyone from Nextel/Boost will have to be on Sprint's CDMA by then. Why are the makers still producing phones that will be no good by ...
boring yes, but it does fit a need. a lot of people who get phones like this work in areas where cameras and especialy camera phones are forbidden due to security reasons

Jan 15, 2008, 11:47 AM

Purley for Construction Applications

Sure it does not play tunes or such but it is what is needed in the construction business. AT&T Wireless had a Mil-Spec rugged phone from Panasonic and it was a huge hit with the construction type business people along with others who work in harsh environments. For what it is, it will be a seller. For you kiddies out there that need flashing lights, vibro-phone with your downloaded games, then I'm sure there are plenty of other handsets to choose from. Eh?

Jan 15, 2008, 8:41 AM


They are out! IDEN is very antiquated. Why even bother?

Jan 14, 2008, 3:33 PM


again just like i said about the i355

why?? why straight iden??? iden is being disbanded by 2010/2012 why not make a ic570??
makes more sence . right?

Jan 14, 2008, 11:13 AM

Certified for Dusk?

You have to use it at duck because of the crappy STN
lol, it says Certified for Dust, not dusk - although after dusk it would be hard to see any dust anyway. Wink
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