Motorola i1 available from Sprint July 25

Sprint announces the upcoming availability of the rugged Motorola i1 Android phone with support for push-to-talk capabilities.

Motorola i1
Motorola i1 Sprint

Following in Boost Mobile's footsteps, Sprint announced on Monday that it, too, will offer the Motorola i1, starting July 25 for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate through its business and Web channels. The phones will arrive in retail stores on August 8.

The i1 is the first Android device to support Nextel Direct Connect's push-to-talk service, and it also features a rugged design, a 3.1-inch HVGA touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.

For more information about the smartphone, please read our full review of the Motorola i1 for Boost Mobile.

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