US mobile Network giant Sprint will be adding two new Android smartphones to it’s arsenal with the Motorola XPRT and Titanium Handsets. Designed to meet the needs of business users, both feature full portrait Qwerty keyboards, 3.1-inch 480×320 displays and 5-Megapixel Cameras. The XPRT boasts a 1GHz CPU, microSD expansion running Android 2.2 Froyo. It will also utilize Motorola’s own Motoblur Android UI replacement service. The Titanium handset sports a toughened rugged enclosure designed to withstand the elements. Its been certified to military grade standards to hold up against dust, shock, vibration, high and low temperatures, low pressure and solar radiation. So its perfect if your planning on using it on the surface of the Moon I guess. The remaining features are pretty standard with GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Bluetooth. It also supports Push-to-talk functionality. Oddly enough the Titanium is only running Android 2.1 Eclair.
Both phones will have full access to the Android Market Place, Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube. As one would expect with such corporate business minded devices they also offer support for Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email. The devices are powered by a 1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery although no battery life estimates were provided. Motorola have yet to announce details of pricing or a release date for these new handsets.
The official press release reads as follows:
New Android smartphones target professionals with enhanced business-class experiences; Motorola XPRT offers enterprise-grade security and enhanced MOTOBLUR experience on an Android World Phone; and Motorola Titanium pairs best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect with Android
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2011 – To meet the growing demand for mobile devices with industry-leading enterprise features, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) will launch two new smartphones with enhanced business-ready capabilities, built on the Android™ platform. Motorola XPRT™ is the first Android smartphone from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international roaming. Motorola Titanium™ leverages Sprint’s industry-leading Push-to-Talk capabilities as the first Nextel Direct Connect® smartphone built on Android 2.1.
“We are pleased to extend our portfolio of products directed at business-users with these two powerful and versatile Android devices,” said Paget L. Alves, president – Sprint Business. “Motorola XPRT delivers the security features enterprise customers demand without scrimping on the latest in technology, while Motorola Titanium is a rugged Android smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect’s sub-second Push-to-Talk.”
Motorola XPRT will be available on Sunday, June 5, in Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pricing and availability for Motorola Titanium will be announced at a later date.
“Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium blend feature-packed consumer experiences with an optimal set of productivity and security tools,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility. “We are pleased to partner with Sprint to deliver each of these unique business-ready devices to their continuously growing enterprise customer base.”
Packed with Productivity Tools
Designed for business users, Motorola XPRT offers a sleek, compact design built on Android 2.2, Froyo. This full-feature world phone is equipped with a pinch-to-zoom capable touchscreen, 3.1-inch HVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard and 1GHz processor with Adobe Flash 10 web browsing.
Enterprise managers and workforces across field service, field sales, healthcare, retail, utilities, manufacturing and transportation/distribution industries will benefit from its feature-rich capabilities, enterprise-class security and data encryption. Motorola XPRT delivers business-class security features with 256-bit AES data encryption and controls the IT department will appreciate, including the ability to remotely handle functions like enabling pin or password lock, password recovery and data wipe on both the phone and SD card if lost or stolen.
Motorola XPRT comes loaded with MOTOBLUR™ offering personalized content, including email and social media updates, delivered right to the user’s home screen. It enables convenient viewing of news feeds, updates and messages from social media sites from a single screen.