Sprint and Motorola Mobility today announced the availability of Motorola ADMIRAL, the first smartphone that boasts Sprint Direct Connect speed, powered by Android. It goes on sale in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and can be ordered at Sprint Stores beginning Sunday, Oct. 23, for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1. It will be available Sunday, Nov. 13, through all Sprint sales channels. Here is more info:
Motorola ADMIRAL features Android 2.3, Gingerbread, a 1.2GHz processor, 3.1-inch VGA touchscreen display and QWERTY keyboard. It will use the Sprint 3G (EVDO Rev. A) network to provide the gold-standard push-to-talk capabilities of Sprint Direct Connect.
Ready for the toughest conditions, Motorola ADMIRAL is designed to meet Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, low pressure and high and low temperatures. Plus, with Corning Gorilla Glass, Motorola ADMIRAL’s touchscreen display is scratch-resistant.
Built with business in mind, Motorola ADMIRAL supports Microsoft Exchange and other email systems. It is easy to push delivery of Microsoft Exchange email tailored to the needs of specific users, and with robust calendar capabilities, employees can access the corporate Global Address List to create, edit and share meetings.
Motorola ADMIRAL also has the security features IT departments demand and protects sensitive company data with enhanced on-device security features that can be managed via the existing Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Server, including password support, remote wipe and data encryption, as well as more than 30 other security policies. It offers standard PIN and password lock support, but goes above and beyond to include an alphanumeric requirement, complexity standards, expiration, history and recovery capabilities that are considered best-in-class features for Android-powered smartphones in the industry. Data encryption at rest on the device and microSD card also helps ensure that sensitive company data remains confidential.
Key features of Motorola ADMIRAL include:
-1.2GHz processor to unlock full multi-tasking possibilities, including instantaneous page downloads and seamless document editing -Quickoffice to view and edit Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF documents anywhere, anytime -5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture, flash and 4x zoom -Full suite of Google mobile services, including Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, Google Voice and YouTube -Android Market for access to more than 250,000 applications, widgets and games -Adobe Flash Player to enjoy games, interactive web apps and websites with technical or training videos -3G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously -Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n -4GB internal memory with option to increase with up to 32GB micro SD card -Connected music player with access to all your favorite artists, including live, personalized recommendations for songs and videos, as well as news and event updates from the world of music
Motorola ADMIRAL requires activation on a plan with unlimited data. Sprint Business customers may be eligible to activate Motorola ADMIRAL on a Sprint Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan, starting at just $59.99 per month plus required $10 per month Premium Data add-on for smartphones. Business Advantage Messaging and Data plans include Any Mobile, Anytime for unlimited calling to and from any mobile in America, plus unlimited web, texting and Direct Connect.
For consumers, Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 per month Premium Data add-on for smartphones and $5 Direct Connect add-on. Simply Everything delivers unlimited web, texting, calling and Direct Connect for $99.99 per month plus required $10 per month Premium Data add-on for smartphones.
The Mobile Hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously with up to 5GB of data while on the Sprint network3. (All pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).