Sprint have announced plans to offer the Motorola i930, a compact clamshell device based on the Windows Mobile Smartphone platform. The device supports US domestic (Nextel iDEN) and international voice (GSM), data (GPRS) and walkie-talkie capabilities
The Motorola i930 (left, pictured with a Motorola MPx220 for comparison) will be available across the USA from October 2005 in select Sprint business sales channels, Sprint Stores and online for a suggested retail price of US$499.99.
The new handset is provided with a SIM card, allowing it to operate on 800/900 iDEN and 900/1800 GSM frequencies, so users can make or receive voice calls and receive voicemail messages in the United States and more than 100 other countries using a single phone number. Customers traveling in parts of North America, South America, Europe and Asia can utilize email, Web browsing, and text and Multimedia Messaging.
The Nextel Nationwide Walkie-Talkie Services in the United States and Nextel International Walkie-Talkie Services allow customers to connect with other users in and between the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Peru.
The new device runs the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition OS, offering personal information management (PIM) and email functionality through wireless synchronization with Microsoft Office Outlook, including features such as Calendar and Contacts or personal Internet email. It offers all the standard software on this platform (Pocket Outlook, Pocket Internet Explorer, MSN Messenger) plus ClearVue Suite to open and view Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations, Microsoft Office Excel graphs, worksheets and charts, Microsoft Office Word documents, PDFs, and other popular image files.
The Motorola i930 also features a built-in camera and camcorder. Additional media capabilities are possible with support for Multimedia Messages and the pre-installed Windows Media Player for playing audio and video files directly on the handset. A secure digital slot allows customers to add memory and content with SD cards.
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