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Nextel intros the Motorola i830
Posted: 08-Jun-2004 [Source: Nextel]

[Nextel says the i830 is the smallest walkie-talkie phone available in North America and features A-GPS technology and Internal Direct Connect(sm) for instant communication throughout North America.]

Reston, VA -- Nextel Communications Inc. announced the availability of the Motorola i830; the smallest and most advanced walkie-talkie phone available in North America. The i830 is smaller than any Nextel phone and loaded with powerful features including A-GPS technology that enables the only real time turn-by-turn visual and audible driving directions available from a domestic carrier, and industry firsts like International Direct Connect(SM), allowing instant communication throughout North America, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

The i830 weighs just 3.6 ounces and measures 3.3 x 1.8 x 0.8 inches.

Other key features of the Motorola i830 include:

Choice of colors - available in distinct bronze or silver

Speakerphone for convenient hands-free conversations

Voice recorder - captures memos or incoming phone conversations for future playback(1)

600-entry contact manager - store up to eight numbers for a single name

Voice-activated dialing - speak to dial numbers

Wallpaper randomizer - rotate stored wallpapers downloaded from, on a set time basis to refresh and personalize the main screen appearance

Downloadable applications & games - pre-loaded programs such as Advanced Calculator, TeleNav 2.2 with compass, a 3D Baseball demo and Tetris puzzle game demo. 2 MB of additional memory enables you to download more at

Airplane mode - turn off the network connection and use applications, games, voice recorder and date book while in flight (subject to FAA regulations)

Profiles - Develop profiles and adjust settings for a variety of personal and business environments

Three Pre-loaded wallpapers - with ability to download more right from the phone

External screen - shows the time, date and caller ID(2) without the need to open the flip phone

Audio caller ID - user-assignable ring tones allow users to instantly identify important calls without having to look at the phone(2)

The i830 is available through all Nextel distribution channels, including retail stores, at a price of $299.99 with a two-year service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination fee and other charges apply.

A clam-style mobile phone with a 65,000-color display, the powerful Motorola i830 is designed for mobile business professionals and individuals that demand full functionality in an ultra compact form. A-GPS enabled for location-based applications and services, the phone is equipped with Java(TM) technology, allowing users to automatically launch applications when the phone is powered on, to run multiple applications at once, and to enhance security. The phone's one-touch Direct Connect(R) walkie-talkie feature, allows users to simply press the Push To Talk(TM) walkie-talkie button to instantly contact the last number that was engaged in a Direct Connect walkie-talkie conversation, much like a redial button. Users can also program a specific Direct Connect number that instantly connects whenever the PTT walkie-talkie button is pressed.

(1)Recording of phone calls is subject to varying state and federal laws regarding privacy and recording of phone conversations. Always obey the laws and regulations on the use of this feature.

(2)Network and subscription dependent feature. Not available in all areas.


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