From Motorola’s press release:
It is the only flip-style phone that meets military standards for resistance to dust, shock, vibration and humidity.
The Motorola i530 handset is covered in a protective rubber casing for a non-slip grip and extra durability. It is the latest phone that enables Nextel’s Nationwide Direct Connect SM walkie-talkie service, which allows instant communication at the touch of a button from coast to coast.
â€œThe Motorola i530 handset is built for workers who require a phone that is compact but also as tough as their jobs, such as those in the construction, manufacturing and transportation industries,â€ said Blair Kutrow, vice president of product management, Nextel.
â€œWith a sensible design that stands up to harsh environments, we consider the Motorola i530 handset to be the SUV of mobile phones,â€ said Peter Aloumanis, general manager, U.S. Markets Division, Motorola’s iDENÂ® Subscriber Group.
The Motorola i530 handset provides a call preview feature, which allows the user to flip open the phone, view the incoming number and then decide whether to answer*. It also offers a speakerphone and a vibrate mode.
Optional features include voice-activated dialing and a voice recorder. Because the Motorola i530 handset is GPS enabled, users can also add the Mobile Locatorâ„¢ location-based service* that allows, for example, the tracking of where field employees are.
The Motorola i530 handset offers a 600-contact phone list and the ability to download ring tones*. Its audio caller ID* allows users to assign different ring tones to specific callers in order to immediately identify incoming calls.
With its high performance battery, the Motorola i530 handset measures 3.7 x 2.12 x 1.25 inches (94 x 54 x 32 mm) and weighs approximately 5.2 ounces (147 g). It is available in solid black or a combination of yellow and black.
The Motorola i530 handset is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including retail stores, at a price of $124.99 with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other charges apply.
To view or download an image of the Motorola i530, visit http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/graphics/detail/0,,908,00.html.