Summary: The BlackBerry form factor — candybar style, keyboard underneath display — seems to be on the way out, dead in favor of ever-larger touchscreen displays. I’m sad about that, since I both love phones with physical keyboards and think slide-out keyboards are too large for a lot of users. That’s why the Motorola Admiral piqued my interest — it’s a ruggedized BlackBerry-style handset, but it runs Android 2.3, so it’s already seemingly better than anything RIM has to offer.
Pros: Candybar form factor, Good keyboard, Solid battery life
Review: Sprint Motorola Admiral with Direct Connect
10 November 2011
Excerpt: Sprint released the Motorola Admiral a few weeks ago, adding to its stable of enterprise-focused phones. The Admiral is the first Android-powered phone with Sprint Direct Connect, and looks to merge business and pleasure in equal measure.
Conclusion: The Motorola Admiral is a middle-of-the-pack device in Sprint’s lineup, but it has its significant strengths. The keyboard is great, feel and build quality are very good and the Admiral is the first Direct Connect smartphone that you can actually use data with. Even if the DC service isn’t for you, this is the best portrait Android device that we’ve used thanks to the well thought out design and the Military Spec trimmings.
Pros: Great keyboard, Good overall design with Military Spec toughness, Quick OS performance, Great call quality and battery life
Cons: Camera underperforms, Some water resistance would be nice
Summary: Motorola Admiral è uno smartphone equipaggiato con sistema operativo Android 2.3 Gingerbread, fotocamera d 5 megapixel, batteria da 1.860 mAh, display da 3,1 pollici e risoluzione pari a 640x480 pixel