Motorola Titanium priced $149; release date for Sprint on July 24th
The smartphone market is one that many different manufacturers have been delving into, this includes Motorola with the likes of the ATRIX 4G. Now, a lot of hype for Motorola handsets has centred around the new Droid devices lately but for those who prefer their smartphones a little less pretty and a little more rugged the Titanium will be arriving at Sprint on July 24.
Just as the name suggests, the Motorola Titanium is a nearly indestructible Blackberry-ish “sturdy qwerty” aimed at the blue collar work force. When the phone was first announced along side the XPRT, Motorola left out any sort of release date or pricing. Well, thankfully the guys over at SprintFeed managed to get their hands on this leaked promo flyer displaying both a July 24th launch date and a $150 price tag (with a 2 year agreement).
The Titanium will be the latest rugged smartphone aimed at consumers with active lifestyles or business users who spend a lot of time in hazardous locations. The leaflets confirm what we thought we knew back in May when the name of the phone was announced by Motorola. Debbie Turner of OSM reported on the announcement and told us about the specifications we should expect to see from the Motorola Titanium, she told us about the version of OS Android, as we mentioned earlier, it has a 3.1-inch touchscreen display and a microSD card slot which supports up to 32GB.
With Android 2.1 being the OS of choice for this phone, 256MB of RAM and a very low 512MB of internal memory the specs of the the Titanium do look a bit dated however the main selling point of the device is its tough credentials. Made to military 810G standards the phone can stand up to a number of adverse conditions including extreme temperatures, solar radiation and dust. It also offers support for Nextel direct connect services. Other key features include a 3.1″ display, below which is a full QWERTY keyboard, and 5mp camera with a 2GB microSD card in the box to compensate for the lack of internal storage.
It all seems like a decent enough package for a rugged phone but despite the fact that it runs Android 2.1, not even 2.2 may put some potential customers off, although the latest OS tweaks are probably the last thing on the minds of workers in dangerous locales.
What do we mean by that? Well if you check out the top right hand corner of the leaflet then you will find some notes under “Sell it too:” At this point they are advertising it as a rugged business phone, finally something that business people can have for a few weeks without breaking!