Sprint introduced the Motorola XPRT and Titanium Android smartphones, which are designed for business and world travelers. Both have touch-screens and full QWERTY keyboards.
Sprint May 5
introduced two new Android smartphones, the Motorola XPRT and Motorola
Titanium, the successor to the rugged Motorola i1 that Sprint rolled out last
explicitly for business travelers, the smartphones are departures from Sprint's
recent Android-based phone fare, which include the Kyocera
, whose dual screens lent themselves well to multimedia consumption,
and the Samsung Nexus S 4G smartphone, which is coming
Powered by a
1GHz processor, the Android 2.2-based Motorola
sports a 3.1-inch HVGA (half-size VGA) display that won't be mistaken
for the quarter high-definition touch-screen of the Motorola Atrix 4G. However,
users may still choose to browse the Web on the XPRT's display and enjoy full
prefer the XPRT's full QWERTY keyboard, which is important for many workers
accustomed to texting from a Research In Motion Blackberry or some other
keyboard-dominant device while traveling.
Exchange ActiveSync for corporate and personal email are supported by the XPRT,
which also has a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a 2GB memory card,
expandable up to 32GB.
Verizon Wireless' Motorola
, the XPRT includes not only 256-bit AES (Advanced Encryption
Standard) encryption but IT administrative controls, such as remote pin and
password locks, password recovery and data wipes.
supports Code Division Multiple Access (Evolution-Data Optimized Revision A),
GSM/UMTS (High-Speed Packet Access) for international roaming in over 200
countries, and has a 1,860-mAh lithium-ion battery, and allows access to
Sprint's 3G mobile hotspot for connecting up to 5 WiFi-enabled computing
begin selling Motorola XPRT June 5, in Sprint stores, online, and by phone and
business sales for $129.99 with a two-year service contract. The XPRT requires
Sprint's Everything Data plans, which start at $69.99 plus a $10 premium data
surcharge for smartphones.
Worldwide Voice add-on for $4.99 a month will entitle subscribers to discounted
rates in more than 100 countries.
2.1-based Motorola Titanium
leverages Sprint's "sub-second" push-to-talk capabilities. Like the
XPRT, the Titanium has a 3.2-inch touch-screen and a full QWERY keyboard.
the footsteps of its Android
1.5-based Motorola i1
predecessor, the Titanium is certified to Military
Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, and
high and low temperatures.
There is as
yet no pricing or availability information for the Motorola Titanium, which
also has a 5MP camera, a microSD slot with a 2GB memory card, expandable to
32GB and a 1,820-mAh lithium ion battery.