byChris Ziegler||January 14th 2008 at 11:44amJanuary 14th 2008 11:44 am
Sprint Nextel's iDEN network shares a lot in common with the rugged phones offered for it: no matter what you do to it, it doesn't seem to die. The new i570 laughs in the face of iDEN / CDMA hybrid and Qchat technologies, kicking it totally old-school with a straight up iDEN implementation that hearkens back to a simpler (read: less interesting) time. Features include integrated GPS, teeny, tiny color primary and monochrome external displays, and a ruggedized shell only a mother could love. Grab it now for a shade under $100 on contract after rebates.