Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Designs Sprint XPRT Android Smartphone for Business Class
Sprint got in the enterprise Android smartphone game with the Motorola XPRT, a tidy device based on Google's Android 2.2 "Froyo" operating system and powered by a 1GHz processor. Although it won't be mistaken for Sprint's Samsung Nexus S 4G, the device is sophisticated enough for business users who want a pocket communicator primarily for phone calls and lots of long e-mails. The XPRT pairs a 3.1-inch HVGA display above a full QWERTY keyboard to give enterprise workers the choice of tapping, swiping and pinching to zoom and browse the Web, or firing off emails the way they might have using a BlackBerry from Research In Motion. This handset is basically the Motorola Droid Pro the phone maker launched on Verizon Wireless last fall, sharing a lot of the same physical and software characteristics of its predecessor. However, while the Droid Pro debuted at $179.99 on contract, the XPRT will cost $129.99 with a two-year data deal. Of course, as a business-class phone, the XPRT possesses enterprise-grade security to protect the data on this phone. The XPRT also supports WorldmodeCDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) to provide international roaming service available in more than 200 countries. eWEEK walks through the security perks and other XPRT features in this slide show.