The Motorola Titanium smartphone, a rugged Android smartphone which is going to feature push-to-talk capabilities, will become available on July 24 at all Sprint stores and online.
The device, which is certified to Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration and solar radiation, will be sold for $150 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year contract, after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The successor to last year’s Motorola i1, the Titanium will be powered by Google Android OS 2.1 (Éclair) and will sport a 3.1-inch Touchscreen display, as well as a full QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone will also have a 5MP camera with flash, a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of memory and GPS. The Titanium will run on Sprint’s 3G network and will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Titanium will mark Sprint’s transition from its iDEN network, which was originally acquired in 2004 during the company’s merger with Nextel, to its new Direct Connect network. This rugged smartphone will be the first generation of devices to access Sprint’s Direct Connect service, which is available on the carrier’s broadband CDMA network.