Telecom Lead Brazil: Nextel has launched Motorola i867,
an Android-powered smartphone with Push To Talk for iDEN technology, in the
Brazilian telecom market.
Leveraging Motorola’s iDEN technology, the smartphone
offers PTT two-way radio, cellular service, mobile Web access, and text and
picture messaging in a single device.
The Motorola i867 will be available through Nextel sales
channels for R$ 899 and at the promotional price of R$ 499 with a data plan.
It features Android 2.1, integrated GPS capabilities, corporate connectivity
and built-in Wi-Fi.
“The new i867 smartphone with PTT is the best of
both worlds. Whether you choose the i867 for work, play, or both, the Motorola
i867 lets you manage it all with best-in-class PTT and Android,” said
Wagner MendonÃ§a, iDEN sales director for Motorola Mobility Brazil.
The other features of i867 include Wi-Fi, 3.1″ touchscreen display, music
player, Bluetooth stereo technology, 3.5-millimeter stereo headset jack and
Motorola said more than 450,000 applications are available for download from
Google Play, and with five display screens providing access to frequently used
items. The device provides access to relationship networks and Google services,
such as Google Search, Gtalk, Google Maps and Navegador GPS.
The Motorola i867 is available with the Nextel Email mail application that
enables users to connect to their email accounts and exchange messages, with
the capacity to configure up to 10 personal accounts and 1 business account and
a corporate agenda.
Moreover, the handset has a SWYPE keyboard to facilitate
text entry and dual microphones with noise cancellation technology to help make
conversations clearer in noisy environments.
“The i867 is yet another addition to the Nextel smartphone portfolio. The
new handset is a versatile tool that meets the needs of today’s demanding,
connected consumer who is not prepared to sacrifice design. It combines Android
smartphone technology with Nextel’s suite of push-to-talk services,” said
Fernando Mode, marketing manager, Nextel.
Nextel has invested more than R$5.3 billion in Brazil.
Currently the company has 3.9 million corporate users in its coverage area,
which comprises 388 cities in the states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas
Gerais, Parana, Santa Catarina, Rio Grande do Sul, Goias, Bahia, Ceara,
Pernambuco, EspÃrito Santo and Distrito Federal.