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FCC Spills Details on iDEN-Based Motorola QWERTY Phone

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Mar 31, 2011, 7:52 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Documents seen on the Federal Communications Commission web site provide details about an unannounced bar-style QWERTY phone from Motorola. The device, referred to as both the i475 and i235 by the FCC, includes push-to-talk, an FM radio, camera, speakerphone, Bluetooth, and a 2.5mm headset jack. Motorola hasn't announced this handset, and neither have any of Motorola's iDEN partners. Availability and pricing are unknown.

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tschlicht

Mar 31, 2011, 8:19 AM

Why?

Just kill i-Den already. It's days are numbered.
Why?

This question comes up many times. IDEN still needs to have an assortment of devices while it is in operation. There are a percentage of subs that do not want to part with the Direct Connect that Nextel is noted for. Many are due for upgrades...
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That's exactly what I thought when I saw this headline. Sometime in 2013 is when Sprint intends to turn Iden off. Which btw is less than 2yrs away. Time to slow down with the Iden handsets, I would think.
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you know that like IDEN, T-Mobile is going to be going away too. But didn't they just announce some new phones at CTIA? Yes. Sprint is committing to "sunsetting" IDEN in 2013. That d...
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While it is true that SPRINT is dismantling IDEN, there are 2 other North American companies operating. Southern Linc in the south and Telus Mobility in Canada. Both are still going strong. This phone is perfect for both of them1 Very Happy
tschlicht said:
Just kill i-Den already. It's days are numbered.


Because it's the best push to talk on the market? Because millions still use it? Is any of this getting through?

Amazing.
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