Motorola Inc. today announced the launch of the Motorola i870, a new mobile device that combines an unprecedented multimedia experience with antimicrobial coating. The i870 blends a 1.3 megapixel camera with a video recorder, MP3 player and two-way radio. Additionally, the i870 is the first mobile device to feature the AgION antimicrobial coating which helps inhibit the growth of microbes such as bacteria and mold on the handset's painted surfaces.
The i870 is a handheld media center that includes the AgION antimicrobial coating. This safe, non-toxic silver ion technology has been incorporated into the phone's painted surfaces to help inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and other microorganisms. The key multimedia features of the i870 include:
-- A Camcorder and 1.3 Megapixel Camera. This option allows users to capture pictures and record up to a one-hour session of video, which can be sent as images or short video clips using the multimedia messaging service.
-- Music Player. This allows users to play MP3 audio files stored on either the memory card or the phone even when the handset is closed.
-- Removable Memory Card. This Transflash card enables users to save media including music, video and pictures on a removable card available at various sizes (128MB, 256MB and 512MB).
-- Wide Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (WiDEN). WiDEN enables users to send and receive data up to four times faster than the current iDEN network.
-- Bluetooth Wireless Technology. This keeps users connected with local wireless devices including certain compatible Bluetooth enabled wireless phones and headsets, PDAs, laptops, desktops and handheld computers.
-- Selective Dynamic Group Call (SDGC). This feature enables users to setup two-way radio talk groups for up to 20 people, which allows users to stay in touch when they are nearby or on the road.
-- MOTOtalk. This allows users who are outside of the coverage area to manually transfer to a two-way radio-to-radio communication mode with a range of up to six miles depending upon specific conditions, such as terrain.
The i870 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.