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Motorola Announces the Marine Corp Quality Quantico

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Nov 11, 2009, 2:19 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Nov 12, 2009, 9:47 AM

Today Motorola debuted a new mil-spec, ruggedized phone called the Quantico. The Quantico (named after the USMC base) is a tri-band clamshell CDMA phone, supporting 800/1700/1900MHz EVDO. It has a rubber-coated exterior with textured patterns to make it easier to grip. The Quantico can withstand a 30-minute dunk in up to three feet of water. It can also withstand extreme pressure, temperature, dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain. Other features include GPS, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2.5mm headset jack, high performance speakerphone and a 1.3 megapixel camera. U.S. Cellular has started selling the Quantico for $99 after rebates with new agreement, or $190 via its pre-paid plans.

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Nov 11, 2009, 3:19 PM

Slam dunk!

30 minute dunk into 3 feet of water. Where do they come up with that??? Why do they not just say water resistant???? DUH! Rolling Eyes
So does it stop working instantly if it is in 3.1ft for 31 minutes??? Wink
Mark_S said:
30 minute dunk into 3 feet of water. Where do they come up with that??? Why do they not just say water resistant???? DUH! Rolling Eyes

Because a 30 minute dunk is water proof, not resistant. Resistant is that...
because the further down you get the less time you have, pressure and whatnot.

if someone throws it into the deep end of the pool and complains it doesnt work after 29 minutes theyre covered.

Nov 13, 2009, 8:13 PM

weak specs

this should be a good phone for people who need something rugged. I am a US Cellular customer and I work construction. My problem is with a few of the specs that should easily have been better. A 1.3 MP Camera, no flash, 2.5mm headset jack, micro sd to 8GB? Why is it so hard to round out these features to something respectable, this phone could have been released 2 years ago.
are you kidding me?

Nov 11, 2009, 7:27 PM

"compatible w/networks operated by ... MetroPCS & Cricket" ??

Based on the spec's, I'd guess this is compatible with VZW/Alltel & Sprint, as well those listed in the article. Am I missing something?

Also, it's already be stated the US Cellular is offering this device.

Just wondering. Was there a reason to call out Metro & Cricket?
Cricket and MetroPCS use the CDMA 1700 band in regions where the larger wireless carriers already have dibs on the CDMA 800 and CDMA 1900 bands. I'm 99% sure that Verizon and Sprint don't have roaming agreements with Cricket and MetroPCS, so there wou...

Nov 11, 2009, 10:50 PM


The article phone scoop has mentions that no carrier is set to have the Quantico yet. Well, may I be the first on here to let our US Cellular customer's know that US Cellular is proud to be carrying this phone. The phone should be available to purchase now however, in some areas due to the demand most area's will have for this phone, stock may be limited. I'd sugest calling your local US Cellular Retail store or authorized agent to check on availability and info...

Nov 11, 2009, 6:12 PM

Rich, you need to correct this

"No carriers have said they'll sell the phone"

US Cellular is selling this as of today.

Nov 11, 2009, 3:30 PM

It's Corps

not Corp

Nov 11, 2009, 2:45 PM

US Cellular

We started selling these today...thank you Motorola
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