Motorola XPRT and Titanium Business Class Androids are Headed to Sprint
Motorola’s Droid Pro released about 7 months ago to Verizon’s big red network and it’s been lonely their ever since. The Droid Pro is a business class portrait styled candy bar device with a familiar Blackberry QWERTY and accessible touch screen. The Droid Pro makes its business friends with a touch of heightened security not normally found on standard Android phones. The Droid Pro has finally made it to a different carrier along with a very similar friend. Motorola and Sprint have announced the Motorola XPRT and the Titanium, let’s take a look see.
The Motorola XPRT is Sprints first enterprise ready Android Smartphone and truly is the Droid Pro – and that’s definitely not a bad thing. The XPRT has a combination of a fully functional 3.1 inch HVGA touch screen as well as a very familiar full QWERTY keypad. This little work load powerhouse uses a 1GHz processor and runs Android 2.2. You can also expect a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR, 3G Hotspot functionality, a micro SD card slot expandable up to 32GB, Wi-Fi, GPS as well as a World Mode that allows for international roaming in over 200 countries. The Motorola XPRT will hit the market on June 5th and run you about $130 bucks on a new contract or eligible upgrade. If you interested in this business class device, don’t jump on the wagon to quickly as if this XPRT suffers the same fate as the Droid Pro did you will be able to get an amazing deal just on it just a few weeks out. Looking at our in house Droid Pro in comparison to the XPRT pictured, I can only notice a slight difference. On the big red version immediately above the QWERTY there is a divide or ‘bar’ that separates the screen from the keypad, this XPRT does not seem to have the same design. While these are press pictures and the design may surely look a bit different, I thought I would simply point that out. Nice phone all around.
The new Motorola Titanium is the successor to the i1 released last year. The Titanium uses a candy bar design and implements a full QWERTY keyboard, however directly above the keypad are the common controls for Android covered at either end by the good old fashioned green answer and red end buttons. The Titanium also meets military grade 810G specifications that keep the unit unharmed in the most dubious conditions. Qualifying for this 810G specs, means your Motorola Titanium will be able to handle heavy dust, shock, extreme temperatures both high and low as well as solar radiation, low pressure and vibration. The Titanium uses a 3.1 inch touch screen and takes a step backwards in the Android world as it will be using version 2.1. The Titanium will also support Nextel’s Direct connect services keeping the push to talk feature alive once again. You can also expect the standards like, a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Stereo Bluetooth profiles, GPS as well as a microSD memory card slot expandable up to 32GB. There is no release or pricing information on the Titanium but with Android 2.1 out of the box it should be free.
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