updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu May 5, 2011
Motorola XPRT and Titanium pro phones hit Sprint
Motorola pushed hard on the pro side of Android phones Thursday with two new models for Sprint. The XPRT [link up soon] is a Sprint adaptation of the Droid Pro and shares the mix of a 3.1-inch, 320x480 touchscreen with a fixed QWERTY keyboard for a BlackBerry-like design. Sprint's version shares Android 2.2, CDMA/GSM world roaming, five-megapixel camera, 1GHz processor, and 3G hotspot support with its Verizon parallel.
The Titanium [link also coming] is a direct sequel to the earlier i1. Although it's using the older Android 2.1, it's the first device on Sprint's push-to-talk iDEN network to use 2.x and gets Exchange mail support as well as newer apps. It still revolves around a 3.1-inch screen but has a subtler design that meets even tougher US military 810G specs for resistance to dust, shock, temperature, and other environmental conditions.
The XPRT is so far the only one committed to a release date and will ship June 5 for $130 when paired with a two-year contract. Titanium details were coming later.