Sprint today introduced its holiday phone line up that includes several feature phones, smartphones and a Nextel Direct Connect iDEN phone, the Motorola i576. Here are the details of this rugged push-to-talk phone announced today:
Basic specs: -Form factor: Durable clamshell -Design: Military Standard MIL-810F4 -Dimensions: Approximetely 4.3" x 1.8" x 1" -Weight 4.2 ounces -Network: iDEN 800/900 MHz for Nextel Direct Connect, interconnect and data -Main Display: 128x 160 64K colors; 20480 pixels, TFT -Sub-Display: 128x32 64K colors; 4096 pixels -Battery Specifications: Maximum Capacity Li-Ion Battery
FEATURES: ? Ultra-Rugged Design: The i576 is a durable clam handset certified for military standards requirements including low pressure, dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, low and high temperature. ? Bluetooth wireless technology: Enables hands-free, short-range wireless communication using a compatible Bluetooth enabled headset and devices wireless
? Nextel Direct Connect Features: o Direct Connect ? Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk 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. Group Connect participants must all have Nextel Direct Connect capable Nextel phones that have the Group Connect feature. o Talk Group: For businesses that need instant, large group communication for dispatch and collaboration. Get the word out to groups of up to 200 people at once. All users must be within the same local market and in the same fleet. o International Direct Connect ? International Direct Connect Calling lets you instantly connect from the U.S. to users in other eligible countries including Canada and Mexico. In addition, International Direct Connect Roaming lets you make and receive push-to-talk calls while traveling in those countries. o Direct Talk ? The all-digital off-network push-to-talk service that works anywhere, anytime between compatible phones for short-range communications (range will vary based on terrain and conditions and in-building performance). Direct Talk provides a reliable back-up communications tool in times of emergency, network outage, or when working in or traveling to remote areas where coverage is not available. o Direct Send ?Send pictures or contact information to other Direct Send-capable phones?with a quick push of the button! o NextMail ? Send a voice message to any email address using your Direct Connect button! NextMail lets you communicate with others via email on the go without typing. Additionally, you can incorporate NextMail into your daily operations to document and track activity; even use customizable subject lines to prioritize, sort, and file your critical communications.
? Second Line Service: Second Line Service adds a second line to your phone. One line for business, one line for personal, or perhaps two business lines, with different area codes. Separate Billing for second line is also available.
? Multimedia Messaging Service: Send or receive Multimedia Messages (either audio, images, text, or all three in the same message) to or from email addresses and other capable users. You can even wirelessly store multimedia on the Sprint web site.
? GPS Navigation: Features an embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) chip necessary for utilizing the E911 emergency location services where available and receiving audible and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, mapping your location, or conducting local searches direct from your handset
? Time/Date: Current date and time information anywhere on the Nextel National Network.
? VibraCall Alert: Notifies you of incoming phone calls, Direct Connect calls, messages and voicemail without a sound.
? Speakerphone: Hands-free cellular conversations are always available with the built-in speakerphone.