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Motorola Brute Has Sprint's Back

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Jan 11, 2010, 3:50 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Sprint Nextel announced the addition of the Motorola i680 to its lineup of iDEN-compatible handsets. This Brute is a rugged clamshell that meets mil-spec 810F for durability. The Brute also features a 2 megapixel camera with flash, Nextel Direct Connect PTT functions, GPS, extended-use battery, media player and stereo Bluetooth. The Brute can also switch a PTT conversation to a standard voice call. It costs $120 with a new two-year agreement.

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sacornel

Jan 19, 2010, 4:53 PM

Brute on SERO

Does anyone know if this phone can be used on Sprint's SERO plans? I'm currently a SERO customer and know they won't activate certain phones on this plan.
ignorance is bliss

Jan 14, 2010, 9:26 AM

Looking forward

I wait with anticipation for all the calls I'm going to get from Ala-Bama! For this new-fangled tough guy phone. Hee haa!
Right you are "ignorance", all those first-responders, military folks, company executives, etc. that use Nextel are all from "Ala-Bama" as you put it.

Ever been in a medical facility where all of the personnel use Nextel? I have. It is one of the ...
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ignorance is bliss said:
I wait with anticipation for all the calls I'm going to get from Ala-Bama! For this new-fangled tough guy phone. Hee haa!


lmao
mc tubbs

Jan 12, 2010, 10:44 AM

switch a PTT conversation to a standard voice call?

Does anyone know where that statment came from. Nothing in the user guide and we have never been told about this at work.
I haven't heard anything either, but it sounds like a cool feature!
The following is copied directly from the i680 user guide on Motorola's website:

"Making a Phone Call While in a Direct Connect Call:
Pressing the Send key while in an active Direct Connect lets you initiate a phone call to the other person if the...
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TMOguy32

Jan 11, 2010, 10:55 PM

Hey A-Holes!

Make fun, but did you know that Nextel is the ONLY phone that worked in NYC the day of the 911 attacks? IDEN will always be around, especially for the government agencies and military who use them regularly. Because they're dependable. As a matter of fact, Nextel was even giving out free phones with service to Red Cross and other organizations during the 911 attacks to help families locate their missing loved ones. I'm just as big of a friend as the next high tech junkie, but youtube and android want save your butt in an emergency.
TMOguy32 said:
Make fun, but did you know that Nextel is the ONLY phone that worked in NYC the day of the 911 attacks? IDEN will always be around, especially for the government agencies and military who use them regularly. Becaus
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TMOguy32 said:
Make fun, but did you know that Nextel is the ONLY phone that worked in NYC the day of the 911 attacks? IDEN will always be around, especially for the government agencies and military who use them regularly. Becaus
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6667779311

Jan 11, 2010, 6:57 PM

Opera Mini 4 on Nextel/Boost

Besides me, has anybody used the Opera Mini 4 browser on a Nextel or Boost phone. It's not slow. I keep hearing how slow iden is suppose to be on data. I am currently using the I880 on Boost. The only problem I have with Nextel/Boost phones is they need bigger screens, and 20 key sure type keyboard.
Seems like what you want is an iden BB Pearl-like device.
6667779311 said:
Besides me, has anybody used the Opera Mini 4 browser on a Nextel or Boost phone. It's not slow. I keep hearing how slow iden is suppose to be on data. I am currently using the I880 on Boost. The only problem I ha
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scottmbolt

Jan 11, 2010, 4:01 PM

Wow...

Awesome! Another big, fat, rubberized, ancient Nextel iden device!

I am SURE they will sell a ton of these!
scottmbolt said:
Awesome! Another big, fat, rubberized, ancient Nextel iden device!

I am SURE they will sell a ton of these!


I know right. If they're gonna insist on keeping iDEN they should at least restore WiD...
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Actually, My friend's construction company is in the market for new Nextel phones. They are currently looking to purchase 61 of these Big,Fat, Rubberized, Ancient Nextel Devices. I don't believe an Android device at this point could withstand a const...
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My store sold all 15 of these phone between yesterday and before this site announced this phone. Not everyone that buys a phone is a teenager that wants to watch youtube or see what their friends are doing on facebook. The people that use this type of...
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scottmbolt said:
Awesome! Another big, fat, rubberized, ancient Nextel iden device!

I am SURE they will sell a ton of these!


How exactly is a brand new phone "ancient"?

Do you not understand what "military sp...
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scottmbolt said:
Awesome! Another big, fat, rubberized, ancient Nextel iden device!

I am SURE they will sell a ton of these!


You might want to actually try one of these out before you open your mouth.

The Qu...
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Belial

Jan 11, 2010, 4:15 PM

got it yesterday!

another good solid phone for PTT this is what we need!! Very Happy
true I was wondering why they discontinued the i580 - this seems like an awesome dependable phone.
 
 
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