Spirnt has announced the Motorola ADMIRAL, the first smartphone that boasts Sprint Direct Connect speed. It is powered by a 1.2GHz processor and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It feature a 3.1-inch (640 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display and QWERTY keyboard. It has push-to-talk capabilities with Sprint Direct Connect that uses Sprint 3G (EVDO Rev. A) network.
Motorola ADMIRAL is designed to meet Military Standard 810G for dust, shock, vibration, solar radiation, low pressure and high and low temperatures and features Corning Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant display. It ha 5MP camera with 720p HD video capture, flash and 4x zoom, Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, aGPS, 4GB internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB with MicroSD and a 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery that offers up to 9h talk time.
The Sprint Direct Connect offers push-to-talk services that allows individuals and groups get connected with just the push of a button. Other Sprint Direct Connect services include, Guaranteed Talk Permit , Call Alert with Text, TeamDCSM, NextMail and Availability Notification.
It supports Microsoft Exchange and other IT security features that could be managed using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Server, including password support, remote wipe and data encryption. It offers standard PIN and password lock support and alphanumeric password lock. It comes with Quickoffice to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF documents.
The Motorola ADMIRAL would be available through Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales and can be ordered at Sprint Stores beginning October 23, for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and 2 year service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card. It would be available from all Sprint sales channels on November 13.
Source: Press Release