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It's not that we didn't appreciate Motorola's rugged i580, but even for a beater phone, it just struck us as atypically drab. At long last, Sprint is looking to remedy that very complaint by pushing the all-weather clamshell out with a shockingly yellow accent. The "highly visible" new hue can hand...

March 20th 2009 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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We've seen a number of launch date leaks for Sprint courtesy of partner Brightpoint in the past; generally, they tend to be pretty accurate, so we're going to go ahead and put some weight to this latest one. Looks like we can expect Nextel to pick up the Motorola i9 on Wednesday -- Boost got it a l...

March 9th 2009 at 3:52pm 0 Comments
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Reaching deep into its bag of marketing tricks, Motorola is working with Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs to install its i580 iDEN clamshells at Wrigley Field to create the "League's first wireless bullpen communication system." We're hard-pressed to find the difference between a "wire...

June 13th 2006 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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If push-to-talk isn't too sissy for you now that those Cingular kids can do it, Motorola is prepping a rugged version of their i870 iDEN phone, the i580. The phone has the same WiDEN connectivity, PTT (of course), Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, and dual displays of the i870, though the external...

April 4th 2006 at 6:52pm 0 Comments