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Motorola i886 (photos)

Don't be tricked into believing the Motorola i886 is an Android smartphone; it's not, but it is a very functional Nextel messaging phone with Direct Connect and fantastic call quality.

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Motorola i886

At first glance, the Motorola i886 looks like a basic Nextel phone. But look a little closer, and the user interface seems a lot like Android.
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Is it Android?

Even though the Motorola i886 is a simple Nextel messaging phone, it has a very Android-like look and feel, from the customizable home screens to the icons in the main menu.
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Back

The Motorola i886 has a 2-megapixel camera on the back.
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Side

The Motorola i886 is 0.7 inch thick and feels quite hefty in the hand, but that's because of its ruggedized exterior that makes it resistant to a variety of environmental hazards.
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Buttons

The Motorola i886 has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It's quite roomy, and we like the big space bar as well as the navigation keys.
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Texting

When opened, the display changes from portrait to landscape mode. You can search through contacts just by typing on the keyboard, too.

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