Now even the push-to-talk phone get names. The Motorola Renegade V950 is now available on Sprint NExtel Direct Connect network. The phone supports EV-DO Rev. A and has 2 megapixel camera and military specs. Here is more info on the Motorola phone:
Sprint today announced availability of its latest Nextel Direct Connect phone - the Motorola Renegade 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 push-to-talk services, the speed of Sprint Mobile Broadband 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.
? Design: Clamshell ? Dimensions: 4.1?? x 2.1?? x .66?? ? Weight 4.16 ounces ? Network: Digital Dual-Band 1900 MHz and 800 MHz ? Display: Main: 2.2??, 262K main display; 240 x 320 pixels ? Battery Specifications: Standard rechargeable Li-Ion (1100 mAh) ? External Memory: Micro SD ? Color: Black
? Ultra-Rugged Design: Meets military standards for dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain. ? Nextel Direct Connect Features: o Direct Connect ? Instant, one-to-one push-totalk communication nationwide with any other Nextel Direct Connect subscriber. Ideal for quick, to the point conversations with families, friends, and co-workers. o 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 or online using the new Sprint Mobile Sync tool. Group Connect participants must also have a Nextel Direct Connect capable Sprint phone with the Group Connect feature. o Call Alert (with Text feature) - Send a repeating alert to let another Nextel Direct Connect capable Sprint subscriber know you are trying to reach them. With the new Text feature you can send pre-set text messages with a Call Alert to a subscriber with a Nextel Direct Connect capable Sprint phone. o TeamDC ?Communicate or coordinate activities with up to 34 other Nextel Direct Connect subscribers at the same time ? nationwide, quickly and easily. Create and manage groups online only. TeamDC group lists are sent to all members of the group, as are updates, so anyone can start or join a TeamDC call with their group. All TeamDC participants must also have a Nextel Direct Connect capable Sprint phone. o Single Number option ? Simplicity of using one number for both cellular and Direct Connect calls. All subscribers can opt to maintain a unique number for Direct Connect if preferred. o DC Permissions ? Ability to block/allow incoming PTT calls and Call Alerts from select users. ? Bluetooth Wireless Technology (with stereo support): Built-in radio technology for short-range wireless communication with compatible devices. ? 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder: Capture high-resolution images with the digital camera and a 4X digital zoom with embedded flash. Create your own video clips and easily share with friends and family. ? MP3 player with external controls: Transfer music files from a PC or download from the Sprint Music Store and listen to your songs via the speakerphone or a stereo headset accessory. ? MicroSD Card: A removable memory card for storing pictures, videos, voice memos and music. ? Sprint Music Store: Download stereo-quality tracks instantly over the air. Choose songs from thousands of artists in virtually every genre. ? Sprint TV: Sprint Power Vision allows you to watch live TV ? from channels you know ? on the go with full-motion video and vivid sound at broadband-like speeds. ? Sprint PCS Picture Mail: Take, save, share and publish quality digital photos. ? Sprint Navigation: 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. ? NFL Mobile Live: 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. ? Mobile Email: Easy, one-touch access to all your personal email including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live (Hotmail and MSN) and more. ? Instant Messaging: Send and receive IM and email from your phone. ? Sprint Mobile Sync ? 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 you change to a new capable phone. ? Speakerphone: Hands-free mobile conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone. ? SMS Text Messaging: Quickly send and receive SMS text messages across the room or around the country.
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 and the Pro-700 by Sanyo.
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.