Sprint Motorola i1

  • Sprint Motorola i1
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  • Ruggedized hardware that's easy on the eyes, The first iDEN PushtoTalk touchscreen phone, Access to thousands of gaming, media and productivity applications on the Android Marketplace.
  • Easy activation process, affordable unlimited plans, two solid smartphone choices, plenty of easy ways to add funds.
  • The Motorola i1 has a responsive touch screen, rugged construction, and excellent call quality. It also comes with Sprint's array of broadband services and Nextel Direct Connect.


  • The aging Android 1.5 operating system, The sluggish iDEN data network, Unpolished elements that induce frequent minor crashes
  • Motorola i1 is pricey, Motorola i1 is running older Android 1.5 OS and lacks Motoblur, BlackBerry Curve 8300 series is already an aging smartphone

Expert reviews and ratings

By Brighthand on 70

If you need the iDEN network's Push-to-Talk and want a touch screen or Android apps, the Motorola i1 delivers but with some hefty compromises ranging from a dated version of the operating system to a excruciatingly slow Internet experience when not...

By Chip Chick on

There has never been a better time to get a prepaid phone. Boost Mobile brings two important pieces the plate 1. Great affordable all-you-can eat plans that work with smartphones. 2. The Motorola i1 in particular is a super solid smartphone to which...

By Android Central on

The Motorola i1 is neither big, nor bad, but it certainly fills a niche that many believe is dying off -- push-to-talk on the IDEN network. Applications and services from other carriers try to replicate it, but if you've ever used an actual "chirp"...

By cnet on 70

The Motorola i1 is not the best Android phone by any means, but if you must have an Android handset with iDEN push-to-talk, the i1 is your only...

By PhoneDog on

If you're migrating from another Direct Connect device to the Motorola i1, the ability to download apps, surf the internet, and the general first-class smartphone experience that Android offers should please you. If you're coming from another...

By Phone Scoop on

The i1 is a solid phone. I expect nothing less from a Motorola-made iDEN device. It handles calls well, battery life is good, the PTT system works flawlessly and has been well integrated into Android. The hardware is good enough. It looks decent,...

By MobileWhack on 80

A little something different to wrap up the week with, folks–today I’m introducing you to a new Motorola. Today we’re talking about the Motorola i1, and it’s got a lot of surprise to it.The Motorola i1 is a hardened smartphone,...

By PC Mag on 70

The Boost Motorola i1 is the powerful push-to-talk smartphone the carrier has needed for a long time, but it's hobbled by the outdated iDEN network's slow data...

By MobileBurn on

Today during CTIA our own Michael Oryl had a chance to go hands-on with the first iDEN() push-to-talk (PTT) Android device, the Motorola i1. The Motorola i1, which runs on Sprint Nextel's network, offers a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, WiFi, the...

By PCWorld on

The Motorola i1 looks like a typical Android smartphone, but can resist the most extreme environmental conditions....