updated 05:15 pm EDT, Thu May 28, 2009
Motorola Clutch ships
Boost Mobile is now offering the Motorola Clutch i465 handset, which is the hardware maker's first device on the push-to-talk iDEN network with a QWERTY keyboard. It is rated for military-grade specifications for resistance to dust, shock, vibration, dust and solar radiation, while more pedestrian features include its 1.8-inch screen with a 128x160 resolution, a GPS sensor and a VGA camera that can record videos.
Via the keyboard, users will be able to send text messages, chat using integrated IM clients and compose e-mails. There is Bluetooth 1.2 capability, a micro USB port, a 5-pole accessory connection and a 2.5mm mono audio jack. Users can download or create their own MIDI, WAV and MP3 ringtones to the Clutch's 20MB of built-in memory.
Boost Mobile prices the Clutch at $130.