Quick look at the Motorola i1 with Push-to-talk

In a few short years, Android has essentially taken over the feature phone market. By hiding most of the difficult features, carriers are able to produce a phone that’s cool, app rich, and familiar.

The Motorola i1 is Sprint’s PTT Nextel phone for folks who have probably been “chirping” at each other since 2003. It is small, thin, a bit heavy, and feels quite rugged. It has a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, and WiFi. Interestingly, it is made to military specifications so you could feasibly run a truck over it and it would still work (try at your own risk).

Sadly, Sprint still saw fit to stick on all that NASCAR BS they alway stuff onto their phones because clearly the same audience interested in $149 milspec smartphone with PTT will be checking out NASCAR standings while their driving their bulldozers.

You can read more about it here and we’ll have a full review next week.