Meet Motorola i776, Nextel's newest phone

The Motorola i776 offers all the usual Nextel trappings including push-to-talk.

The Motorola i776 shows a shiny silver face. Sprint

Last month at the fall CTIA show, Sprint assured us that it was not forgetting its Nextel fans. The carrier promised that by the end of the year it would release four iDEN-only phones for the push-to-talk-loving masses. We've already reviewed the Motorola i365, we're still waiting for the already announced Motorola i576, and we know that an iDEN BlackBerry is on the way. That leaves the new Motorola i775 has the final model in the quarter.

Announced Monday by Motorola and Nextel, the i776 has a flip-phone design in silver with touches of dark red. As expected, the durable design should withstand a few blows but it also is one of the slimmest Nextel flip phones at 3.39 inches by 1.8 inches by 0.8 inches.

Features include a VGA camera, stereo Bluetooth, Nextel's second-line service, a personal organizer, a speakerphone, GPS, messaging and the full slate of Nextel Direct Connection services. The i576 is available now for $79.99 with service. Alternatively, it is $99.99 with Boost Mobile's pay-as-you-go plan.

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