July 8, 2006 Mobile phones have always been more resistant to abuse than they look, but a phone can never be too rugged for our liking and if you work in construction or a host of other industries where phone abuse is inevitable, then the ruggedized and fully equipped Motorola i580 handset is worth a look. It’s the only iDEN rugged phone in the industry to feature an embedded camera and the first with a clam form factor to include Bluetooth wireless technology. The i580 is also the first rugged iDEN clam phone designed to meet military specification 810 F for rain resistance, as well as for dust, shock and vibration.
Available through the Sprint Nextel network, the Motorola i580 provides Sprint's unmatched Nextel Walkie-Talkie capabilities, allowing for instant one-on-one, group and off-network communication with the touch of a button. The most complete ruggedized phone yet, the i580 contains notable features such as:
- 1.3 megapixel digital camera with video record functionality
Removable micro SD card slot
Bluetooth wireless technology
Support for advanced walkie-talkie capabilities including Direct Send contacts and pictures.
Messaging services - send or receive multimedia and/or text and voice messages.
Front ported audio support - equipped with dual, frontal speakers
The phone's durable design and easy-grip rubber exterior are designed to withstand even the toughest day on the job or the most demanding outdoor activities for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.
The i580 is available nationwide at Sprint and Nextel Stores, Sprint business sales channels and online for US$280, after all available discounts and promotions.