Review: Motorola i1
Aug 2, 2010, 1:21 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Motorola's i1 brings Android to Sprint Nextel's iDEN network. For iDEN and PTT lovers, it's a dream come true. For anyone else, it's a backward step.
The Motorola i1, from Sprint Nextel, is the first semi-ruggedized push-to-talk Android device. It marries classic Motorola design with Google's smartphone platform and gives the iDEN crowd a nice alternative if you're tired of the tried-and-true clamshells that Motorola has been pushing forever. But there are some drawbacks, the biggest of which is the out-dated Android software on board the i1. Is anything else holding it back? Phone Scoop finds out.
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I just don't understand the purpose of this phone--
--yes, it's 'ruggedized', but why buy it if you want an Android device? It's useless with iDen data.
I agree. It totally defeats the purpose. Would it be even possible to build a phone with iDEN and ...
It's not for people with a choice of networks.
People who are already using Nextel know data is lousy. The fact that this phone has wifi is great.
And as soon as cdma/evdo/gsm can chirp as fast as Nextel, maybe y'all should just ...
another fair and balanced review!
This phone has been anticipated for a long time, at least in a strong Nextel market like the one I live and work in.
Thanks for pointing out the pros and cons honestly!
~ miss chris
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