Excerpt: The Motorola i1 is a great smart phone for the Nextel user that can't sacrifice the Direct Connect button for better/faster service and better phones on Sprint. The i1 is the BEST Nextel phone there is and the idea of having one with DC and running the android OS is great, BUT android 2.2 is out now (or better) and this only comes with android 1.5 :( and it was just released in the last couple months.
Excerpt: <p style="text-align: left; padding-left: 30px;">This phone is my first Smartphone so I won't be able to give a comparison to others, but I can say that I Love It! First things first, I have never had a dropped call, it gets excellent reception. The touchscreen is surprisingly easy to use, not overly sensitive where you are constantly selecting things you didn't mean to.
Excerpt: I bought this nextel a while ago. It's awesome because I was used to other kind of nextel. You know, the flip-thing. Well, that wasn't my case so I decided to give to the i1 a try. I had nothing to lose but too much to win. Well, it's simply amazing. I gotta say I don't use it as a prior phone because I would get bored in a hearbeat ha!
Excerpt: This motorola phone is a pretty good choice. All the other phones that are made like this one but its another brand seem to be having many problems. However my motorola phone does not have those type of issues. I enjoy my phone everyday it meets my needs. The service could stand to be a little better though I have problems with that I will have to say. But overall it was the best choice for this type of cell phone.
Excerpt: I have always had Motorola phones. Don't like and don't want to use any of these othe crazy models. I have to stay with nextel as Hubby has walkie talkie. Itried other brands with walkie talkie, they do not compare. My cell phone carrier has a buy back program. Motorola's have the best buy back price.
Excerpt: Many boost users have been awaiting this for a long time, and although a little on the bulky side i love this phone.To be the 1st smartphone for boost this phone is very advance for its time. Partnering with android allows this phone to have all the normal as every smart phone for a very low monthly fee of $50 or less depending on the plan. Many people have there own opinion of this phone but personally me being very aggressive with phones its perfect.
Summary: I purchased this phone for the purpose of having a sudo smartphone while still being able to use the IDEN network. For what the phone is in features, it's great, but rather limited. The level of firmware the phone has makes it dodgy at times. For the money, this phone has all the features, bells and whistles you'd expect in a smartphone, but it's your only choice if your looking for the IDEN networking.
Summary: I'm rating the phone at an over all 4 stars for one issue - No YouTube after OS update. I got a refurbished i1 Nextel version. It works/Looks great. I got reminded to do an update on the Android through the WiFi, after the update I cannot use the YouTube application. Before the update I could watch YouTube with this phone via WiFi. The YouTube app loads and looks functional then when trying to view a movie it says cannot playback video.