updated 03:50 pm EDT, Thu June 14, 2007
Countering a slew of new phone announcements from Sony-Ericsson, Motorola has launched the Deluxe ic902 with Sprint. The new phone follows up on the ic502, offering walkie-talkie capabilities but adding access to Power Vision services through Sprint's EVDO network, a 2-megapixel camera, and an MP3 player with a 128MB microSD card included. The phone also sports Bluetooth stereo capabilities for wireless headphones and speakers. As one of the carrier's most advanced PowerSource phones, it runs on the iDEN network for walkie-talkie access but also includes CDMA phone calling with EVDO Internet access. The ic902 the first such device in its class to offer access to Power Vision streaming audio and video, Sprint says. GPS support is integrated and helps navigate using the TeleNav system.
Available now, the ic902 Deluxe is priced at $480 for a stand-alone device but drops to $300 when linked to a two-year contract and a rebate.