Sprint Nextel will be replacing the year-old Motorola i1 with the Motorola Titanium, Android phone to support the 800/900 MHz iDEN network protocol and the Nextel Direct Connect push to talk service.
Motorola Titanium includes a portrait QWERTY keyboard, 3.1-inch touchscreen display in a ruggedized design meeting Military Specification 810G (MIL-STD-810G) for environmental stress resistance to dust, shock, air pressure, temperature, up to 200MB of RAM, and Android 2.1 (Eclair). It also has a 5 megapixel LED flash camera, stereo bluetooth, 802.11b/g, AGPS, and a micro USB port.
The processor details are not disclosed.
It would appear that equipping an Android phone with push-to-talk capability or iDEN support seriously limits the phone's upgradeability. The Motorola i1 launched last year with Android 1.5. 17.5% of Android users are still running Eclair, but the vast majority (59.4%) are running its successor, FroYo.
When Motorola and Sprint launch the Titanium on July 24th for $149.99, it will fall in at the trailing end of Android innovations.