For those who live and die by immediate two-way PTT communication and need a tough phone for an unforgiving workplace, the Motorola i1 will feel exceptionally modern compared to the few alternatives available. It has a 3.1″ HVGA touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, Android 2.1 (yay, no more 1.5!), and has a bunch of helpful software available in the Market, like a mobile timesheet, construction calculators for drywall, asphalt, and roofing, electrical wiring calculator, and concrete mixing calculator.
Telus will be offering the Motorola i1 for $149 on a three-year contract. It’s not showing up in the Telus online store just yet, but give your local store a call and they might be able to hook you up. If you’re thinking of nabbing one, be sure to take a look at our review of the Motorola i1.
UPDATE: After some healthy skepticism in the comments, I followed up with Telus PR and they apologized profusely for leading me on about Android 2.1 – sorry, still 1.5.