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Motorola i465 CRAMS full qwerty onto rather small handset

Thursday, February 26, 2009 22:09
Posted in category Cell Phones, Motorola, Nextel, Sprint

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While it is one of Motorola’s more unique and classy designs, it hardly appears functional.  Last time I checked my fingers weren’t mice sized.  Nit pics aside, it again looks pretty cool.  What else is there to say…?  At this point nothing.  Obviously Sprint/Nextel will be the U.S. carrier lucky enough to launch this fine piece of technology.  Sadly all of the spec geeks will have to go to bed hungry tonight.

Source: Engadget Mobile, Mobile-Review

iDen breaks into 2006 with their first QWERTY phone!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 21:58
Posted in category Carriers, Nextel

When you hear the words “Nextel” or “iDen”, you usually begin to picture old, thick, and rubber encased phones that are horribly out of date. Well, most of that still applies. However the ‘ol iDen network is making some progress. Take for example the new i465, which claims the title of “Nextel’s first QWERTY phone”! So what OS will this beast be rockin’? Windows Mobile? Nope! Symbian? Try again. Android? Keep dreaming. Sadly, the first QWERTY title is coming to a “dumbphone”. That is, the i465 is more geared towards little Benny, not daddy. Mobile professionals will definitely want to look elsewhere. Hopefully Nextel comes to their senses quickly and starts pushing out this new feature to many more phones in their lineup! Besides the keyboard, a few other known specs include an aged VGA camera and Bluetooth 2.0. Hey give Nextel a break. This is a hot phone for them!

Source: Engadget Mobile

Boost Mobile announces $50 unlimited “all-in” plan

Thursday, January 15, 2009 9:57

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Boost Mobile is undercutting the competition and is now offering an unlimited talk, text, and web plan for the super low price of US$50!  On top of that, it is a no contract plan so you aren’t shackled to it for two years should the need to move arise.  An added benefit of Boosts plan is that it runs on Sprint’s Nextel cellular network meaning the plan and users can talk, text, and surf around the country.  In contrast, Cricket, who runs on the MetroPCS network is bound to “home calling areas” that are only available in a few hundred cities.  If you’re looking for a new carrier and hate contracts, Boost may be worth your while.

 

Source: Mobile Burn, AP

Sprint/Nextel Blackberry 8350i now available.

Monday, December 15, 2008 16:37
Posted in category Blackberry, Nextel, RIM, Sprint

For all Sprint/Nextel fans, today is the day you have been waiting for.  The Blackberry 8350i is now ready for you to wrap your hands around its 2 year old shell and type away with glee.  Even though i joke, the color scheme does look pretty cool.  Specs aren’t really that different from normal curves, but for all of the spec freaks…:

  • 4.4? x 2.4? x 0.7?
  • OS 4.6  (…doesn’t look quite as nice on the curve…)
  • WiFi and GPS
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • microSDHC support
  • International direct connect and Talkgroup
  • 1400 mAh battery

It’s listed at $149.99 with a two-year prison commitment.  Happy shopping!

 

Source: Boygenius

8350i rears its head!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 17:18
Posted in category Blackberry, Nextel

Yes Nextel fans, your day is coming.  The 8350i from RIM is making its way to the public soon.  One of Boygenius’ ninjas snuck some pics of the upcoming berry.  As you can see it has more of a “rugged” design.  I personally think it looks pretty cool.  However reports of completely horrible signal are circulating, which, given the Nextel’s network doesn’t surprise me.  At least Nextel berry lovers have something.

 

source: Boygenius