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Old 02-09-2008
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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.

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Old 02-09-2008
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Motorola i365 specification

Motorola i365

  • Form factor: Monolith form factor
  • Design: Mil-spec certified ruggedness
  • Dimensions: 5.3’’ x 2.1’’ x 1.2’’
  • Weight 6.7 ounces
  • Network: iDEN® 800/900 MHz for Nextel Direct Connect1, interconnect and data
  • Display: 64K colors; 130 x 130 monolith
  • Battery Specifications: Max Capacity Li-Ion
  • Talk Time: Approximately 300 minutes3

  • Ultra-Rugged Design: The i365 is a rugged and durable monolith handset certified for military specification requirements including humidity, blowing rain, dust, shock and vibration.
  • Bluetooth®: Enables hands-free, short-range wireless communication using a Bluetooth headset and wireless uploading/downloading to or from a computer
  • Nextel Direct Connect1 Features:
  • Direct Connect® – Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk communication nationwide with any other Nextel1 Direct Connect subscriber. Ideal for quick, to the point conversations with families, friends, and co-workers.
  • Group Connect® – Communicate or coordinate activities with up to 20 other Nextel Direct Connect subscribers all at once – nationwide, quickly and easily. Create and manage groups dynamically on your phone. Group Connect participants must all have Nextel Direct Connect capable Nextel phones that have the Group Connect feature. 1
  • International Direct ConnectSM – International Direct Connect Calling lets you instantly connect from the U.S. to users in other eligible countries including Canada and Mexico. In addition, International Direct Connect Roaming lets you make and receive push-to-talk calls while traveling in those countries. 1
  • Direct TalkSM – The all-digital off-network push-to-talk service that works anywhere, anytime between compatible phones for short-range communications (range will vary based on terrain and conditions and in-building performance). Direct Talk provides a reliable back-up communications tool in times of emergency, network outage, or when working in or traveling to remote areas where coverage is not available. 1
  • Direct SendSM –Send pictures or contact information to other Direct Send-capable phones…with a quick push of the button! 1
  • NextMail® – Send a voice message to any email address anywhere using your Direct Connect button! NextMail lets you communicate with others via email on the go without typing. Additionally, you can incorporate NextMail into your daily operations to document and track activity; even use customizable subject lines to prioritize, sort, and file your critical communications. 1
  • Second Line Service: Second Line Service adds a second line to your phone. One line for business, one line for personal, or perhaps two business lines, with different area codes. Separate Billing for second line is also available. 1
  • Multimedia Messaging Service: Send or receive Multimedia Messages (either audio, images, text, or all three in the same message) to or from email addresses and other capable users. You can even wirelessly store multimedia on the Sprint web site.
  • GPS Navigation: Features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing the E911 emergency location services where available and receiving audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, mapping your location, or conducting local searches direct from your handset. 1 2
  • Time/Date: Current date and time information anywhere on the Nextel National Network.
  • VibraCall® Alert: Notifies you of incoming phone calls, Direct Connect® calls, messages and Voicemail without a sound. 1
  • Speakerphone: Safe, hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone.
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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:
  • Ultra-Rugged Design: Certified to military specifications for
  • dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain enabling users to get
  • work done even in a harsh environment.
  • Sprint Music Store(1): Download stereo-quality tracks
  • instantly over the air. Choose songs from thousands of artists
  • in virtually every genre.(1,3)
  • Sprint Radio(1): Listen to more than 100 local radio stations
  • from across the country and more than 50 other commercial-free
  • channels, including Hip Hop, Country, Alternative, Rock and
  • more.(1)
  • Sprint TV(R)(1): Watch live TV, short clips or full-length
  • episodes - from channels users know, including CBS, ABC, CNN
  • and more.(1)
  • Picture Mail(1): Take, save, share and publish quality digital
  • photos or video clips.
  • Sprint Navigation(1): Delivers voice-guided and on-screen,
  • turn-by-turn GPS-enabled driving directions, 3-D moving maps
  • similar to an in-car navigation system or personal navigation
  • device, as well as local search and real-time intelligent
  • traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, anywhere on the Sprint
  • Mobile Broadband Network.(1)
  • NFL Mobile Live(1): Provides live audio broadcasts of all NFL
  • regular season games, live audio/video stream of 8 NFL Network
  • games (starting in November 2008), live 24/7 stream of the NFL
  • Network, exclusive team content, exclusive video highlights
  • from all games and fantasy tools.(1)
  • Bluetooth(R) Wireless Technology (with stereo support)(2):
  • Communicate with compatible devices via built-in short-range
  • wireless radio technology.(2)
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder: Capture high-resolution
  • images with the digital camera and a 4X digital zoom with
  • embedded flash. Create video clips and easily share with
  • friends and family.(1)
  • Mobile Email(1): Easy, one-touch access to all personal email
  • including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live (Hotmail and MSN) and
  • more.(1)
  • Instant Messaging(1): Send and receive instant messages and
  • email from your phone.(1)
  • Sprint(R) Mobile Sync(1): Easy-to-use online tool for contact
  • and group management, address book synchronization between
  • online and phone, secure contact backup, and automatic contact
  • transfer when changing to a new capable phone.(1)

"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).

Service Plans

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:
  • Industry-leading performance with the advantage of instant
  • connection (call set-up times of less than one second)
  • Connection to the world's largest community of users, with
  • millions of existing Nextel Direct Connect(1) subscribers
  • Nationwide and international push-to-talk services
  • The largest portfolio of push-to-talk phones, including the
  • largest selection of rugged phones
  • Integrated business solutions, including the largest selection
  • of GPS-solutions
For more information about Nextel Direct Connect, and to check availability by ZIP code, please visit www.sprint.com/nexteldirectconnect.
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