Number three mobile operator Sprint has announced two new Android-powered smartphones for the business and corproate set, the Motorola XPRT and the Motorola Titanium. The XPRT packs enterprise-level security and “productivity enhancements” coupled with international roaming plans, while the Titanium sports Nextel Direct Connect push-to-talk capabilities—but is still stuck back at Android 2.1.
The Motorola XPRT is essentially the same phone as the Droid Pro that Verizon Wireless has been offering to its customers for months&mdsah;and that includes the enterprise-friendly security. Like the Droid Pro, the Motorola XPRT features a 3.1-inch HVGA display, QWERTY keypad, a 1 GHZ processor, Android 2.2 (with Flash support), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G hotspot capability, and a 5 megapixel camera. Business users will appreciate Quickoffice productivity software, corporate email support, and device encryption (including multi-headed VPN and EAS security policy support with remove device and SD wiping in the event a phone is lost or stolen). The device is also a worldmode phone supporting CDMA (EVDO Rev. A) and GSM/UMTS (HSPA)—sprint will offer international roaming service in more than 200 countries. The Motorola XPRT will go on sale June 5 for $129.99 online and through Sprint stores with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade.
The Motorola Titanium follows on the heels of last year’s Motorola i1, and sports a full QWERTY keypad and supports Nextel Direct Connect for push-to-talk capabilities, a 3.1-inch HVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a design that meets Military Specification 810G specs for resistance to dust, shock, temperature extremes, and pressure. Sprint hasn’t announced any pricing or availability for the Motorola Titanium, but the longer it waits the older the device will get—and it’s already running at the back of the Android smartphone pack, since it’s build around Android 2.1 “Eclair.”
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