Rugged Motorola i1 Lands on Telus with PTT

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The rugged, push-to-talk Motorola i1 that has been hanging out on Sprint since the summer is now coming to Canada by way of Telus and their Mike iDEN network.

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.

  • Nothign

    really 2.1? I really hope so.

  • i1 geek

    Where did the information about android 2.1 come from? I can’t find this information anywhere else.

  • i1 geek

    Where did the information about android 2.1 come from? I can’t find this information anywhere else.

  • i1 geek

    Where did the information about android 2.1 come from? I can’t find this information anywhere else.

  • Nothign

    telus supports has confirmed with me it’s running 1.5 you guys are amateurs. there youtube channel even has multiple videos of it running 1.5

  • Thomaspwillickers

    What’s the point of writing a review if you’re going to put erroneous information out?

  • http://www.intomobile.com/ Simon Sage

    Telus PR told me specifically that it ran 2.1 when I asked. I’ll double-check with them and update.

  • Jamie M.

    Why post the update, GET 2.1 OUT OF THE ARTICLE AND OUT OF THE PAGE TITLE ALREADY!

    Sheesh.

    -Jamie M.

  • ram my foot in your ass

    ASS WHOLE!

    do you study’s before you post news dumb ass!

  • Anonymous

    I have this phone 3 weeks and I can not receive calls while im Browser someone help me to get this fixed, because if you can not horible, what if someone give me an emergency call.

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  • Anonymous

    The robust push-to-talk Motorola i1 Sprint was discontinued since summer is coming to Canada as its iDEN network and Mike Telmex.

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  • Wekoswireless

    I’ve heard the i1 will be dicontinued, Do the have a replacement for it yet?

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