Moto Clutch migrates to Nextel

Motorola's Clutch messaging phone moves from Boost Mobile to Nextel.

Moto's Clutch comes to Nextel. Corinne Schulze/CBS Interactive

The Motorola Clutch i465 is migrating up the corporate ladder from Boost Mobile to Nextel. The nifty iDEN phone with the full QWERTY keyboard will go on sale this summer for $39.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $20 mail-in rebate.

In making the jump to Boost's parent carrier, the Clutch retains the same design, but adds a few Nextel-centric features like Direct Connect push-to-talk, International Direct Connect, Group Connect, and Direct Talk. It also will support Nextel's GPS application.

For an in-depth look at the Boost Mobile version of the handset, check out our Motorola Clutch review.

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