Motorola Quantico and Debut i856w announced

Today, Motorola unveiled a brand new rugged phone: Motorola Quantico, a clamshell that comes with a “tough-as-nails exterior” made out of rubber, chrome, glass and mesh.

The phone meets military specification 810F and can be submerged in water (1m) for up to 30 minutes without being damaged.

Other features and specs include: CDMA 1700/2100 and 800/1900 EVDO connectivity, 2.2 inch internal display with 176 x 220 pixels, 1.6 inch external display with 120 x 160 pixels, GPS, Stereo Bluetooth, Music player, 2.5mm headset jack, MMS, email, 1.3MP camera, MicroSD card support and a 1140 mAh battery.

Motorola Quantico

Motorola Quantico will be available in the US before the end of 2009. No word on its price.

Another Moto phone introduced today is the Motorola Debut i856w – which is actually a new version of the Debut i856, launched by Sprint and Boost Mobile earlier this year.

Motorola Debut i856w Boost

Motorola Debut i856w Boost 2

The Motorola Debut i856w is available through Boost Mobile and it’s targeted at the carrier’s female consumers. It costs $149.99 and, as you can see in the photos above, it features “stylish ivory coloring and flattering front and back detailing” – which make it the pretties iDEN phone ever.

Via Motorola, Boost Mobile

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • marifor

    Got this phone for my husband . Was told at the provider office that I get my cell phone service from , that it has exceptional reception. That was the selling point as my husband is up on mountains in Maine doing windmill projects for electricity and we had trouble with reception and completing calls. He has been disconnected sometimes, but not as much as with his “ancient” phone. We got a good deal, but when we bought the phone the person had a hard time locking the back of the phone so that it was “water resistant”. She had to call another person to help her with it, and the person selling us the phone said she hadn't been able to lock the back of any of the quantico phones she sold that day. The other guy helping her made a point of telling me that even though the backs don't look like they are sealed all the way, it in no way affects their resistance to water. The first shipment of the phones were difficult to seal in the back… HHHMMMM..maybe that's why the great deal?? If water resistance is a biggy, maybe don't buy it until the second shipment of these phones comes through.

  • marifor

    Got this phone for my husband . Was told at the provider office that I get my cell phone service from , that it has exceptional reception. That was the selling point as my husband is up on mountains in Maine doing windmill projects for electricity and we had trouble with reception and completing calls. He has been disconnected sometimes, but not as much as with his “ancient” phone. We got a good deal, but when we bought the phone the person had a hard time locking the back of the phone so that it was “water resistant”. She had to call another person to help her with it, and the person selling us the phone said she hadn't been able to lock the back of any of the quantico phones she sold that day. The other guy helping her made a point of telling me that even though the backs don't look like they are sealed all the way, it in no way affects their resistance to water. The first shipment of the phones were difficult to seal in the back… HHHMMMM..maybe that's why the great deal?? If water resistance is a biggy, maybe don't buy it until the second shipment of these phones comes through.