Motorola, in partnership with Nextel, has just launched the i1, the first Android phone push-to-talk in Latin America.
In addition to combining the benefits of Android and the touchscreen design with the Conexo Direta service, the device features a 3.1-inch touchscreen HVGA screen, Wi-Fi internet access, and Nextel's new Opera Mini 5 browser, which d access to thousands of applications on the internet.
Nextel subscribers will be able to combine the Conexo Direta service while accessing various applications and widgets available on the Android Market, as well as other Google solutions, such as Search and Gmail.
It also has the social networking application Facebook, 8 GB of expandable memory, MP3 player and a 5 MP camera with panoramic orientation and geo-tagging, which marks the geographic location from which the photo was taken.
According to the Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of NII Holdings (Nextel's parent company), Greg Santoro, ?this cell phone is the first in a series of new terminals that we will add to our portfolio in 2010. In recent years we have exceeded the expectations of our subscribers with handsets and we will maintain this pace with the launch of the Motorola i1 ?. ?This launch is ideal for users who are geometrical, creative, fascinated by innovation and who need to use their smartphones to stay connected at all times?, concludes Santoro.
J Mark Shockley, vice president of the Global Go-to-Market (GTM) organization for Motorola's Mobile Products area, says the company ?remains focused on bringing differentiated Android experiences within its portfolio?. "We are very happy with the i1 as we will be able to offer push-to-talk users the opportunity to enjoy a smartphone with multiple functionalities, including a 5 MP camera and Wi-Fi, for both professional and personal use".
Although the value has not been announced, the equipment should start selling in the next month.
* With press release information