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Sprint & Motorola Officially Announce The Motorola Titanium

Motorola’s ruggedized portrait qwerty keyboard Android device, called the Titanium, has been given an official release date and pricing.  Sprint will begin selling the Titanium on July 2th at $149.99 on a new 2 year agreement.

The Motorola Titanium blends some of the features from the Motorola XPRT (on Verizon The Droid Pro) with military specification 810G which is a standard for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation and high and low temperatures.  It also includes push to talk via Sprint Nextel’s IDEN network. Which could be the last, if not one of the last smartphones on the IDEN network as Sprint is preparing to launch their own PTT service and abandon the IDEN network in lieu of using it for 4G.

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The downside of the Motorola Titanium is that it is rolling out with Android 2.1. Although there’s been no specific explanation as to why it’s only Android 2.1 (Eclair) it may be because of the IDEN technology.  The first Android device on the IDEN network, the I-1 was introduced to market with Android 1.5, well after Android 2.1 had been released.

One of the shockers on this thing is the 1820mah battery. Although it’s listed as only having 6.75 hours of talk time this could be because of the battery strain associated with the IDEN radio.

In the camera department the Titanium has a 5 megapixel rear facing camera which of course shoots video as well. There is no front facing camera. It also features a 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display at 320×480 resolution.

It’s evident what you trade for durability is top notch Android specs. If you’re in the position to need an IDEN rugged phone and want a taste of Android though this may be the phone you’re looking for.

Source: Phone Arena