Excerpt: The Motorola i1 is a business-oriented smartphone from Sprint/Nextel that was the first Android OS device to offer Push To Talk (PTT) service. It meets military specifications for protection[...
Pros: Ruggedized hardware that’s easy on the eyes, The first iDEN Push-to-Talk touchscreen phone, Access to thousands of gaming, media and productivity applications on the Android Marketplace
Cons: The aging Android 1.5 operating system, The sluggish iDEN data network, Unpolished elements that induce frequent minor crashes
Summary: If you're migrating from another Direct Connect device to the Motorola i1, the ability to download apps, surf the internet, and the general first-class smartphone experience that Android offers should please you. If you're coming from another carrier and using iDEN for the first time, you'll likely be frustrated with the slow data speeds.
Pros: First Android device for iDEN networks; decent camera for a mid-range device; durable.
Cons: Doing anything data-related can be frustrating due to Nextel's slow iDEN network speeds.
Excerpt: The Motorola i1 marks the first push-to-talk Android phone for iDEN (Sprint/Nextel Push-to-Talk). Like many other iDEN phones, the Motorola i1 is ruggedized for high-impact environments where iDEN phones are typically used. The i1 is also equipped with features unexpected in a phone designed to meet Military 810F standards for shock, dust, and rain. Besides Nextel Direct Connect and Android OS 1.5 (why not 2.1?
Conclusion: Always proving to be a good thing, the addition of the Motorola i1 on Sprint's lineup is a great thing for those customers who rely heavily on the iDEN network to directly connect with pals. Thankfully it is able to distinguish itself prominently with its nice looks that are equally adept in repelling the most brutal drops thanks to the rugged design.
Pros: Rugged design that's pretty, Good photo quality outdoors, Pleasant call quality