Just as a past leak said it would, the Motorola Titanium for Sprint will become available on July 24 (that’s this coming Sunday). Today this got official as Sprint finally decided to put up a press release saying so.
The Motorola Titanium is an Android-powered smartphone that is certified to military spec 810G for being oblivious to dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature. It’s also a device that packs both a QWERTY keyboard as well as a touchscreen in the candybar form factor.
All of the above makes the Titanium a very interesting phone, yet it’s hampered by software. The Titanium runs Android 2.1. Yes, in mid-2011 Sprint thought releasing a smartphone running a version of the operating system that’s positively ancient somehow makes sense. It doesn’t. But it probably won’t matter (and Sprint probably knows this!) since the Titanium is aimed at ‘professionals’. In other words, people who probably don’t care about OS versions and such and will be happy to not get a featurephone.
The Motorola Titanium has a 3.1-inch HVGA (480×320) capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, a microSD card slot (a 2 GB card comes preinstalled), an 1820 mAh battery, and a 5 MP camera. It supports Push-to-talk. It will cost $149.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) with a new two-year contract.
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