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Motorola Clutch i465 detailed

Motorola Clutch i465 detailed

If you're in the market for a new push-to-talk handset, then you'll be pleased to hear that Motorola gave up some details about their Clutch i465 today. Though we first heard about it in February, we're just now getting a good look at it.

This phone is tough. It meets military-grade specs and can stand up to solar radiation, vibration, shock and even dust. The Clutch supports messaging of all kinds including IMs, e-mails and text messaging.

Other features include a micro USB port, a 5-pole accessory connection, a 3-megapixel camera for stills and video, a 2.5 mono audio jack, 20MB memory and a 1,130mAh battery. It has support for MP3, WAV and MIDI ringtones and has Bluetooth 1.2. We don't know when the Motorola Clutch i465 will be released or even how much it'll cost, but we do know it's meant to stand up to the elements while offering a decent feature set. It will appear on Boost Mobile first.

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 hits Alltel

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 hits Alltel

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 was announced on Alltel Wireless today, making this flip smartphone available to a wider audience. While nothing is really different about this phone on this specific carrier, it's still worth noting the device's expanded availability.

In case you've forgotten, the Pearl Flip is a smartphone encased in a clamshell design with a small external display and an internal display with a 240 x 320 resolution. Other features include GPS mapping, a SureType keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera that's capable of video, microSD or microSDHC card support and more.

This phone can play music and offers Bluetooth support. You can get the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 on Alltel for $79.99 with a two-year contract and a $70 rebate. The contract is for the carrier's unlimited plan which costs $70/month.

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