Sprint today released the Motorola Brute i686 push to talk flip phone. It's available now for $119.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Here is more info on this new rugged phone:
This rugged flip phone is designed for those who work in extreme conditions and need a tough phone. It offers all the business-critical features Nextel customer depend, including best-in-class push-to-talk. Motorola Brute i686 meets Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low temperature, high temperature, low pressure, solar radiation, salt fog, humidity, blowing rain and immersion. It may be immersed into up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes when the battery door is attached properly, and the headset jack and micro-USB connector are properly covered and sealed. Motorola Brute i686 incorporates a 2-megapixel camera with flash, SMS and MMS messaging, large internal and external color display, GPS (Global Positioning System), large battery, music and stereo Bluetooth. It also offers the ability to switch from an active push-to-talk call to an interconnect voice call for longer conversations.
? Dimensions: 3.92 (h) x 2.09 (w) x 1.02 inch (d) and (99.5 mm x 53mm x 26 mm) ? Weight: 5.6 ounces (158.8 grams) ? Internal Display: 2.2-inch (55.9 mm), 176x220 65K TFT ? External Display: 1.3-inch (33 mm), 120x160, 65K TFT ? Battery Specifications: Lithium-ion 1750 mAh ? Talk Time: up to 350 minutes
? 2MP camera with video capture capabilities, flash and up to 4x zoom ? Multimedia messaging (either audio, images, text, or all three in the same message) to or from email addresses and other capable users, and wirelessly store multimedia on the Sprint Web site ? Supports up to 8 GB MicroSD card (not included) ? GPS with GPS Tagging of photos ? Pre-loaded applications: TeleNav Navigation, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile and Sprint Football Live ? Advanced Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Technology
NEXTEL DIRECT CONNECT:
? Direct Connect for instant, one-to-one push-to-talk communication nationwide with any other Nextel Direct Connect subscriber ? Group Connect to communicate or coordinate activities with up to 20 other Nextel Direct Connect subscribers all at once ? nationwide ? International Direct Connect lets you instantly connect from the United States to users in other eligible countries, including Canada and Mexico, and lets you make and receive push-to-talk calls while traveling in those countries ? Direct Talk offers a reliable backup 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 Send sends pictures or contact information to other Direct Send-capable phones using the Direct Connect button ? Group Messaging to send messages to groups of up to 20 people at the same time ? NextMail lets you send voice messages to any email address to document and track activity using the Direct Connect button