Good news, Sprint users! Your Android smartphone selection just grew by two thanks to a couple of new handsets from Motorola. First up we've got the Motorola XPRT, which looks more than a little similar to Verizon's DROID Pro. Launching on June 5th for $129.99 with a two-year contract, the XPRT features a 3.1-inch 480x320 display, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, 2GB microSD card preinstalled, 1860mAh battery, world phone capabilities, mobile hotspot with support for up to five devices, a BlackBerry-like physical keyboard, and Android 2.2 running beneath MOTOBLUR.
The second new Moto device for Sprint is the Titanium, which is actually the successor to the aging Motorola i1. The Titanium is packing a 3.1-inch 480x320 touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with flash, built to Military Specification 810G to resist dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature, Push to Talk support, a full QWERTY keyboard, 2GB microSD card preinstalled, and Android 2.1. There's no word yet on when the Titanium will launch or how much it'll cost when it does.
Despite the fact that both of Motorola's new handsets are very DROID Pro-esque, I'm sure that there are more than a few folks, especially those that were let down by the Samsung Replenish, are excited to see these portrait QWERTY Android handsets arrive on Sprint. This is especially true when you consider that the XPRT is priced a full $50 less than Verizon is trying to sell the DROID Pro for. So, anyone planning on picking one of these two shiny new Androids up?
Sprint and Motorola Unveil Two Android Devices for Business: Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium
New Android smartphones target professionals with enhanced business-class experiences; Motorola XPRT offers enterprise-grade security and enhanced MOTOBLUR experience on an Android World Phone; and Motorola Titanium pairs best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect with Android
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2011 - To meet the growing demand for mobile devices with industry-leading enterprise features, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) will launch two new smartphones with enhanced business-ready capabilities, built on the Android™ platform. Motorola XPRT™ is the first Android smartphone from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international roaming. Motorola Titanium™ leverages Sprint’s industry-leading Push-to-Talk capabilities as the first Nextel Direct Connect® smartphone built on Android 2.1.
“We are pleased to extend our portfolio of products directed at business-users with these two powerful and versatile Android devices,” said Paget L. Alves, president – Sprint Business. “Motorola XPRT delivers the security features enterprise customers demand without scrimping on the latest in technology, while Motorola Titanium is a rugged Android smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect’s sub-second Push-to-Talk.”
Motorola XPRT will be available on Sunday, June 5, in Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pricing and availability for Motorola Titanium will be announced at a later date.
“Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium blend feature-packed consumer experiences with an optimal set of productivity and security tools,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility. “We are pleased to partner with Sprint to deliver each of these unique business-ready devices to their continuously growing enterprise customer base.”
Packed with Productivity Tools
Designed for business users, Motorola XPRT offers a sleek, compact design built on Android 2.2, Froyo. This full-feature world phone is equipped with a pinch-to-zoom capable touchscreen, 3.1-inch HVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard and 1GHz processor with Adobe Flash 10 web browsing.
Enterprise managers and workforces across field service, field sales, healthcare, retail, utilities, manufacturing and transportation/distribution industries will benefit from its feature-rich capabilities, enterprise-class security and data encryption. Motorola XPRT delivers business-class security features with 256-bit AES data encryption and controls the IT department will appreciate, including the ability to remotely handle functions like enabling pin or password lock, password recovery and data wipe on both the phone and SD card if lost or stolen.
Motorola XPRT comes loaded with MOTOBLUR™ offering personalized content, including email and social media updates, delivered right to the user’s home screen. It enables convenient viewing of news feeds, updates and messages from social media sites from a single screen.
Additional key features of Motorola XPRT include:
Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Motorola XPRT requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).
Sprint also offers great value with international service add-ons for Motorola XPRT. For just $4.99 per month, the Sprint Worldwide Voice Add on offers discounted rates while traveling in more than 100 countries. For only $2.99 per month, you can make local calls in Canada, call back to the United States and even receive calls in Canada for just $0.20 per minute. That’s a savings of $0.39 per minute over standard roaming charges. While roaming in Canada, Mexico, China, and other destinations data rates start as low as $0.002 per KB (on CDMA networks).
To sign up to learn more about Motorola XPRT, please visit www.motorola.com/XPRT.
Leading in Push-to-Talk
As the successor to the popular Motorola i1 launched by Sprint last year, Motorola Titanium is sleek and attractive, yet durable. It is the first iDEN device to combine Sprint’s best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect and Android 2.1, Éclair, for a feature rich business-class experience. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen display. Built military-grade tough, Motorola Titanium is certified to Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.
With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in Push-to-Talk, serving the world’s largest Push-to-Talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national Push-to-Talk network. Nextel Direct Connect has set the industry standard for Push-to-Talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other Push-to-Talk service.
Additional key features of Motorola Titanium include:
Support for Nextel Direct Connect Services, including Direct Connect, Group Connect®, International Direct Connect®, DirectSendSM, Group Messaging and NextMail®
Android Market for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email
5-megapixel camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and flash
microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery
To learn more about Motorola Titanium, please visit www.motorola.com/titanium.
Sprint has earned top honors in the competitive business marketplace – winning the #1 ranking for overall satisfaction for wireless voice service providers and a matching #1 ranking in overall satisfaction for wireless data service providers in a survey of large business decision makers, according to a comprehensive study by Yankee Group and Mobile Enterprise Magazine (www.mobileenterprisemag.com).1 The study indicated that Sprint ranked first in overall satisfaction in wireless voice and data, and in voice services, ranked first or second in nine of the 10 categories among large business customers.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people's lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
1 Polling occurred in November 2009 among "respondents from both Yankee Group's Anywhere Enterprise panel of business decision-makers and Mobile Enterprise Magazine's readership, and totaled 274 large-business respondents (in companies with more than 500 employees), and 292 small- and medium-business respondents (in companies with 500 employees or fewer).
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