Sprint announces Motorola Debut i856 handset

Sprint has announced a new handset supporting push to talk on its nationwide mobile network. The handset is called the Motorola Debut i856. You might recognize the name of that handset, Boost Mobile added it to its lineup back in September. The Debit is the first handset for Sprint to offer a slider form factor and PTT service.

The i856 can be purchased with Nextel Direct Connect calling plans in all Sprint channels including retail stores. The price for the device is $99.99 with a new two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate. Other features of the device include an integrated music device with a 3.5mm audio jack, 1.3MP camera, GPS, and wireless web.

The device also has GPS, text messaging, up to 8GB microSD card support, a speakerphone and voice activated dialing. The device also supports downloadable games, wallpapers, and ring tones. The screen has a 176 x 220 resolution and can geotag images.