Motorola has revealed a pair of "new" Android smartphones, though to be fair they're more warmed up existing designs than anything else. The Motorola XPRT is a rebadged DROID Pro, with the same 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard pairing, along with Android 2.2 and World Phone connectivity. Meanwhile the Motorola Titanium replaces the i1, a ruggedized iDEN smartphone with similar specs to the XPRT but, bizarrely, Android 2.1 Eclair.
Both have 5-megapixel cameras, Bluetooth and GPS, but the XPRT has WiFi b/g/n and the Titanium only b/g. There's also push-to-talk and the usual Android apps; the Titanium's real strength is its Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.
It's hard to get enthusiastic over new phones launching with Android 2.2, so for Motorola to offer the Titanium with the version before that is plain ridiculous. The XPRT will land on June 5 for $129.99, while the Titanium won't see a launch - or a price - until later this year.
Sprint and Motorola Unveil Two Android Devices for Business: Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium
New Android smartphones target professionals with enhanced business-class experiences; Motorola XPRT offers enterprise-grade security and enhanced MOTOBLUR experience on an Android World Phone; and Motorola Titanium pairs best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect with Android
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2011 - To meet the growing demand for mobile devices with industry-leading enterprise features, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) will launch two new smartphones with enhanced business-ready capabilities, built on the Android™ platform. Motorola XPRT™ is the first Android smartphone from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international roaming. Motorola Titanium™ leverages Sprint’s industry-leading Push-to-Talk capabilities as the first Nextel Direct Connect® smartphone built on Android 2.1.
“We are pleased to extend our portfolio of products directed at business-users with these two powerful and versatile Android devices,” said Paget L. Alves, president – Sprint Business. “Motorola XPRT delivers the security features enterprise customers demand without scrimping on the latest in technology, while Motorola Titanium is a rugged Android smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect’s sub-second Push-to-Talk.”
Motorola XPRT will be available on Sunday, June 5, in Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pricing and availability for Motorola Titanium will be announced at a later date.
“Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium blend feature-packed consumer experiences with an optimal set of productivity and security tools,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility. “We are pleased to partner with Sprint to deliver each of these unique business-ready devices to their continuously growing enterprise customer base.”
Packed with Productivity Tools
Designed for business users, Motorola XPRT offers a sleek, compact design built on Android 2.2, Froyo. This full-feature world phone is equipped with a pinch-to-zoom capable touchscreen, 3.1-inch HVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard and 1GHz processor with Adobe Flash 10 web browsing.
Enterprise managers and workforces across field service, field sales, healthcare, retail, utilities, manufacturing and transportation/distribution industries will benefit from its feature-rich capabilities, enterprise-class security and data encryption. Motorola XPRT delivers business-class security features with 256-bit AES data encryption and controls the IT department will appreciate, including the ability to remotely handle functions like enabling pin or password lock, password recovery and data wipe on both the phone and SD card if lost or stolen.
Motorola XPRT comes loaded with MOTOBLUR™ offering personalized content, including email and social media updates, delivered right to the user’s home screen. It enables convenient viewing of news feeds, updates and messages from social media sites from a single screen.
Additional key features of Motorola XPRT include:
Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Motorola XPRT requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM 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 Premium Data add-on charge (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).
Sprint also offers great value with international service add-ons for Motorola XPRT. For just $4.99 per month, the Sprint Worldwide Voice Add on offers discounted rates while traveling in more than 100 countries. For only $2.99 per month, you can make local calls in Canada, call back to the United States and even receive calls in Canada for just $0.20 per minute. That’s a savings of $0.39 per minute over standard roaming charges. While roaming in Canada, Mexico, China, and other destinations data rates start as low as $0.002 per KB (on CDMA networks).
To sign up to learn more about Motorola XPRT, please visit www.motorola.com/XPRT.
Leading in Push-to-Talk
As the successor to the popular Motorola i1 launched by Sprint last year, Motorola Titanium is sleek and attractive, yet durable. It is the first iDEN device to combine Sprint’s best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect and Android 2.1, Éclair, for a feature rich business-class experience. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen display. Built military-grade tough, Motorola Titanium is certified to Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.
With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in Push-to-Talk, serving the world’s largest Push-to-Talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national Push-to-Talk network. Nextel Direct Connect has set the industry standard for Push-to-Talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other Push-to-Talk service.
Additional key features of Motorola Titanium include:
Support for Nextel Direct Connect Services, including Direct Connect, Group Connect®, International Direct Connect®, DirectSendSM, Group Messaging and NextMail®
Android Market for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube
Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email
5-megapixel camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and flash
microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery
To learn more about Motorola Titanium, please visit www.motorola.com/titanium.