Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Designs Sprint XPRT Android Smartphone for Business Class

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-07-13 Print this article Print
XPRT Front

XPRT Front

This unassuming device weighs 5.1 ounces. It measures 4.7 inches long and 2.4 inches wide to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand.
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 Worldmode—CDMA (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.

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