Motorola ADMIRAL, available on Sprint Direct Connect at $99

Motorola has announced the availability of Motorola ADMIRAL, which would be the first Android powered device with Sprint Direct Connect, which is an instant push-to-talk service for groups and individuals. Moto ADMIRAL will be available from October 23 for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.
Specs of Motorola ADMIRAL:
  • 1.2GHz processor, 3.1-inch VGA touchscreen display and QWERTY keyboard.
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Quickoffice to view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as Adobe PDF documents on the go
  • 5-megapixel camera at the rear with flash and 720p HD video capture capability
  • Access to Android Market
  • Support of Adobe Flash Player
  • 3G Mobile hotspot capability, Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n
  • 4GB internal memory with option to increase with up to 32GB micro SD card
  • Will work on  Sprint 3G (EVDO Rev. A)
Features of Sprint Direct Connect:
  • Sprint Direct Connect – It is an Instant, one-to-one push-to-talk calling on the Sprint network, with any other Direct Connect subscriber.
  • NextMail – Users can send a recorded message to any email worldwide or mobile handset via text message by using the Direct Connect button.
  • Call Alert with Text – Users can send an audio alert with an optional text message to let another Direct Connect subscriber know you are trying to reach them and why.
  • Group Connect – This will allow Direct connect users to communicate with up to 20 other Sprint Direct Connect subscribers all at once.
  • Availability Notification – Users can request the availability status of another push-to-talk member and, in case they are busy, request a notification when they are free.
Jeff Miller, corporate vice president of sales, Motorola Mobility said, “With Motorola ADMIRAL, Direct Connect customers can enjoy the instantaneous connection they have come to expect from a push-to-talk device, along with the speed, durability and security needed to get the job done, wherever the work day may take them.”