Sprint Announces Motorola i365 and V950
Today Sprint officially announced the rugged i365 and V950 from Motorola. The i365 , a mil-spec rated phone recently approved by the FCC, is certified for humidity, blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration. It is a bar-style phone for the iDEN network and supports PTT functions. It has GPS, Bluetooth, a extra loud speakerphone and can support a second line. It will cost $90 with new agreement. Sprint is also re-announcing the Motorola V950 Renegade. It will cost $130 with new agreement after rebates.
source : phonescoo
Motorola i365 specification
Sprint Launches Motorola Renegade V950, Pairing Fastest Push-to-Talk Network with Nation's Largest Mobile Broadband Network in an Ultra-Rugged Handset
today announced availability of its latest Nextel Direct Connect phone - the Motorola Renegade(TM) V950. This new handset features a slim, clamshell form factor built to Military specifications 810F for dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain and incorporates Nextel Direct Connect(1) push-to-talk services, the speed of Sprint Mobile Broadband(1) and Sprint's largest voice calling area, giving customers yet another option to meet their productivity needs with connection in less than one second to millions of existing Nextel Direct Connect subscribers nationwide.
Powered by Qualcomm's QChat technology, the Motorola Renegade V950 provides industry-leading push-to-talk performance, while operating on certain Rev. A portions of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. Users can enjoy instant one-to-one push-to-talk communication that is interoperable with the millions of existing Nextel Direct Connect users as well as the one-to-many Group Connect that allows for quick communication with up to 20 other Nextel Direct Connect users on Sprint enabled PPT phones.(1)
Other key features available on the Renegade V950 include:
"Nextel Direct Connect is critical to Sprint's position as the dominant player in the push-to-talk and GPS solution categories," said Danny Bowman, president of Nextel Direct Connect for Sprint. "Sprint is committed to Nextel Direct Connect and will continue to expand capabilities and options for our customers. With the addition of the Renegade V950, Sprint customers have another rough and tumble handset delivering the fastest national push-to-talk network matched with Sprint's largest voice calling area and the nation's largest mobile broadband network so they can do even more, faster."
Beginning today, the Motorola Renegade V950 will be available for purchase in select markets through Sprint retail stores, direct sales or telesales (1-800-Sprint1) for as low as $129.99 with a two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in-rebate.
In addition to the Motorola Renegade V950, Sprint offers four other devices that combine Nextel Direct Connect push-to-talk services with the speed of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and Sprint's largest voice calling area: the LX400 by LG(R), Z400 by Samsung(R), the Pro-200 by Sanyo(R) and the Pro-700 by Sanyo(R).
Unlimited Direct Connect and Group Connect are included at no additional charge in Everything plans starting at $69.99 per month, and Talk/Message/Direct Connect plans starting at $49.99 per month.
*Not all features are available with all phones. Nextel Direct Connect capability is not available in all markets where these devices are sold. Customers should consult sales representatives prior to purchase. Push-to-talk coverage varies depending on the user's push-to-talk phone. Detailed coverage maps are available at www.sprint.com/coverage.
About Nextel Direct Connect
With more than 15 years of expertise, Sprint is the undisputed leader in push-to-talk with the largest community of users in the world. Nextel Direct Connect has set the industry standard for push-to-talk and serves millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national push-to-talk network. These customers made more than 90 billion Nextel Direct Connect connections in 2007.
Nextel Direct Connect is the only push-to-talk product in the industry that offers:
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