CNET First Look
Motorola Titanium (Sprint)The Motorola Titanium is probably the best iDEN smartphone available, but with outdated software and no 3G, it's far from the most advanced Android handset.
I'm Nicole Lee, Senior Associate Editor for cnet.com and this is a first look at the Motorola Titanium for Sprint Nextel. This is a Nextel Direct Connect phone which means it supports Sprint's iDen network. This also means this phone has a Push-to-Talk capabilities. As you can see here, it's a very simple candy bar design here. On the front here is a 3.1-inch color touchscreen display. Underneath that, you get a four-row QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard should be familiar to anyone who has tried a Blackberry Bold because the keys are very similar. You get a search button on the lower left. The phone is also a military specified to withstand a variety of different environmental hazards. As you can see, it's rubberized on the sides on the back. On the back is a 5-megapixel camera and LED flash. One of the bigger downsides to the Motorola Titanium is that it only has Android 2.1 (Ã?Â?clair). That's about a couple of generations behind right now and that's because most iDen phones and most push-to-talk devices aren't robust enough to handle the latest firmware. The interface as you can see here is pretty simple. You get up to five customizable home screens. There's no Motoblur to speaks up, so it's pretty clean. Other features of the phone include a GPS and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The Motorola Titanium also counts with the Opera Mini browser which is helpful because iDen speeds are pretty slow. The Motorola Titanium is not the most advanced Android smartphone out there, but as far as Push-to-Talk Android phones got is probably the best one. The Motorola Titanium is available for $150 with the new two-year service agreement with Sprint Nextel. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the first look at the Motorola Titanium.