While the carrier has no plans to bring back the push-to-talk network, the Nextel brand reportedly will be attached to "premium" services aimed at business customers.
Still facing an ugly second quarter ahead, the wireless carrier is poised for a turnaround as it shuts down the Nextel network.
The Motorola i1 is not the best Android phone by any means, but if you must have an Android handset with iDEN push-to-talk, the i1 is your only choice.
If you're one of the last million Nextel customers still on the network, it's time to look elsewhere.
Sprint Nextel is now a combined company that offers wireless service under two distinct brands.
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Sprint slightly narrowed its loss as customers on the Nextel side of the business continue to drop off ahead of the network shutdown. The company added 1.5 million iPhones in the quarter.
The Motorola Brute i686 can take a longer dunk in water, but is otherwise identical to the Brute i680. It's not the prettiest phone on the block, but it's incredibly durable with great call quality to boot.
Sprint's Nextel platform lost more than 1 million subscribers, offsetting progress made by its core business. The company sold 2.2 million iPhones in the period.
If you're looking for a reliable, easy-to-use handset that's built like a tank, the Motorola i365 fits the bill.
Sprint will kill off its iDEN network on June 30 next year as it moves customers over to its Direct Connect service.