Official: Motorola XPRT and Titanium for Sprint Announced; Pair of Exposed-QWERTY Androids


Sprint has announced the Motorola XPRT and the Motorola Titanium. Both are Androids (or we wouldn’t care, of course) and tailor toward business professionals who need a device capable of keeping up with them. The XPRT is the better of the two and runs Android 2.2 and MOTOBLUR. It has a fully-exposed QWERTY keyboard, support for GSM radios when traveling abroad, a 3.1 inch HVA display and a 5 megapixel camera on the back. Performance shouldn’t disappoint with its 1GHz processor, either. Sprint will have this thing in stores June 5th for $130 if you’re interested

Alongside that is the Motorola Titanium. It’s a smaller device which one could almost mistake for a feature phone. (I know I did.) The Motorola Titanium is being billed as Sprint’s followup to the Motorola i1 which means – yes – this is a Push-to-Talk device running on Sprint’s soon-to-be antiquated Iden network with Direct Connect. It runs Android 2.1, a 5 megapixel camera, the same 3.1 inch HVGA touchscreen as the XPRT (but you couldn’t tell judging from the picture above), a fully-exposed QWERTY keyboard and has been made to make sure it can withstand a beating or two. (For those who do field work.)

They aren’t the dual-core Tegra 2 devices we’re expecting to be announced sometime down the line, but they’re still two decent additions that should attract the Blackberry-loving crowd. Read on for full press details.

Sprint and Motorola Unveil Two Android Devices for Business: Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium

New Android smartphones target professionals with enhanced business-class experiences; Motorola XPRT offers enterprise-grade security and enhanced MOTOBLUR experience on an Android World Phone; and Motorola Titanium pairs best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect with Android 


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 05, 2011 – To meet the growing demand for mobile devices with industry-leading enterprise features, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) will launch two new smartphones with enhanced business-ready capabilities, built on the Android™ platform. Motorola XPRT™ is the first Android smartphone from Sprint to deliver enterprise-class security, personal productivity enhancements and international roaming. Motorola Titanium™ leverages Sprint’s industry-leading Push-to-Talk capabilities as the first Nextel Direct Connect® smartphone built on Android 2.1.

“We are pleased to extend our portfolio of products directed at business-users with these two powerful and versatile Android devices,” said Paget L. Alves, president – Sprint Business. “Motorola XPRT delivers the security features enterprise customers demand without scrimping on the latest in technology, while Motorola Titanium is a rugged Android smartphone with Nextel Direct Connect’s sub-second Push-to-Talk.”

Motorola XPRT will be available on Sunday, June 5, in Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $129.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Pricing and availability for Motorola Titanium will be announced at a later date.

“Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium blend feature-packed consumer experiences with an optimal set of productivity and security tools,” said Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility. “We are pleased to partner with Sprint to deliver each of these unique business-ready devices to their continuously growing enterprise customer base.”

Packed with Productivity Tools

Designed for business users, Motorola XPRT offers a sleek, compact design built on Android 2.2, Froyo. This full-feature world phone is equipped with a pinch-to-zoom capable touchscreen, 3.1-inch HVGA display, full QWERTY keyboard and 1GHz processor with Adobe Flash 10 web browsing.

Enterprise managers and workforces across field service, field sales, healthcare, retail, utilities, manufacturing and transportation/distribution industries will benefit from its feature-rich capabilities, enterprise-class security and data encryption. Motorola XPRT delivers business-class security features with 256-bit AES data encryption and controls the IT department will appreciate, including the ability to remotely handle functions like enabling pin or password lock, password recovery and data wipe on both the phone and SD card if lost or stolen.

Motorola XPRT comes loaded with MOTOBLUR™ offering personalized content, including email and social media updates, delivered right to the user’s home screen. It enables convenient viewing of news feeds, updates and messages from social media sites from a single screen.

Additional key features of Motorola XPRT include:

  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google™ mobile services, such as Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™, Gmail™ and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®) and personal (POP & IMAP) email
  • Worldmode – CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA) – international roaming service available in more than 200 countries
  • 3G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder and dual LED flash for low-light performance
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Wi-Fi® b/g/n
  • 1860 mAh Lithium-ion battery

Motorola XPRT requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

Sprint also offers great value with international service add-ons for Motorola XPRT. For just $4.99 per month, the Sprint Worldwide Voice Add on offers discounted rates while traveling in more than 100 countries. For only $2.99 per month, you can make local calls in Canada, call back to the United States and even receive calls in Canada for just $0.20 per minute. That’s a savings of $0.39 per minute over standard roaming charges. While roaming in Canada, Mexico, China, and other destinations data rates start as low as $0.002 per KB (on CDMA networks).

To sign up to learn more about Motorola XPRT, please visit www.motorola.com/XPRT.

Leading in Push-to-Talk

As the successor to the popular Motorola i1 launched by Sprint last year, Motorola Titanium is sleek and attractive, yet durable. It is the first iDEN device to combine Sprint’s best-in-class Nextel Direct Connect and Android 2.1, Éclair, for a feature rich business-class experience. It features a full QWERTY keyboard and 3.1-inch touchscreen display. Built military-grade tough, Motorola Titanium is certified to Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.

With more than 17 years of expertise, Sprint is the industry leader in Push-to-Talk, serving the world’s largest Push-to-Talk community with millions of Nextel Direct Connect subscribers on the fastest national Push-to-Talk network. Nextel Direct Connect has set the industry standard for Push-to-Talk worldwide. More U.S. workers communicate in less than a second with Nextel Direct Connect than with any other Push-to-Talk service.

Additional key features of Motorola Titanium include:

  • Support for Nextel Direct Connect Services, including Direct Connect, Group Connect®, International Direct Connect®, DirectSendSM, Group Messaging and NextMail®
  • Android Market for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™ and YouTube
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP3 & IMAP) email
  • 5-megapixel camera with camcorder, 4x zoom and flash
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • GPS navigation
  • microSD slot, with a 2GB memory card included, supporting up to 32GB
  • 1820 mAh Lithium-ion battery

To learn more about Motorola Titanium, please visit www.motorola.com/titanium.

Sprint has earned top honors in the competitive business marketplace – winning the #1 ranking for overall satisfaction for wireless voice service providers and a matching #1 ranking in overall satisfaction for wireless data service providers in a survey of large business decision makers, according to a comprehensive study by Yankee Group and Mobile Enterprise Magazine (www.mobileenterprisemag.com).1 The study indicated that Sprint ranked first in overall satisfaction in wireless voice and data, and in voice services, ranked first or second in nine of the 10 categories among large business customers.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint atwww.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

About Motorola Mobility

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE:MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

1 Polling occurred in November 2009 among “respondents from both Yankee Group’s Anywhere Enterprise panel of business decision-makers and Mobile Enterprise Magazine’s readership, and totaled 274 large-business respondents (in companies with more than 500 employees), and 292 small- and medium-business respondents (in companies with 500 employees or fewer).

MOTOROLA and the stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Android, Android Market Google, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Calendar are trademarks of Google, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows Mobile are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2011

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. What’s with Sprint getting all these lackluster Androids? :/

    1. The XPRT is definitely the Droid Pro. Not bleeding edge, but hardly lackluster.

    2. Some people really want this form factor. That’s what.

  2. Push-To-Talk? Really? WTH good is that anymore?

  3. Glad to see Moto bringing more phones to Sprint…even if they aren’t flagship ones.

  4. Meh

  5. Next time try to at least name which is which when you have two phones next to each oother in the same article. While I initially assumed the one you started with was on the left, I never got full confirmation. You never even state which is the bigger of the two devices. I know which is which, but I did have to parse the write up and refer to the picture at more than one occasion. #fail

    1. Meant to preface the “you never” with “in the first paragraph”. #Ifail

  6. Seems like Moto is REALLY going after the Blackberry crowd. If it pays off, smart move Moto. Even if you don’t like Moto, you have to give them credit for that if that’s what they are doing.

  7. Sprint is definitely gaining market share on AT&T and Verizon

  8. Wow the pro is a worthless phone. It great if all you want to do is call people anything else and you get auto reboot. Worst phone ever.

  9. Having owned a droid pro I will state the obvious and not so obvious:
    – no arrow keys
    – battery life is useless
    – bad build quality, back cover creaks right out of the box
    – screen is tiny, fonts and res is too small (kbd is much wider than screen; wasted space)
    – blur + leaky crap blur apps eat resources, kill batt
    – no roms yet, maybe never
    – locked bootloader

    Stay away. You want this form factor, wait for HTC Cha Cha, should be better all around. And u can trust htc for modding.

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