Came across this morning
Yeah I saw the same thing on engadget http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/06/motorolas-opus-one-leaks-out-whispers-of-iden-and-android/
This would be the best thing Sprint could do to make us happy, because we are lacking on feature phones. Then again, just think about how much they would charge for this if it were really for Nextel. My guess would be a lot.
that phone is gonna be released in israel, I doubt it will ever see the light of day on sprint/nextel. but lets hope that my statement is wrong. I would love to carry that around!
Caught on video:
It's pretty rare that a tech demo starts with the phrase "you know what I'm gonna do?" But, this one certainly does, a dark, shaky, but thoroughly comprehensive exploration of the recently rumored Motorola Opus One smartphone. Jive- or profanity-averse readers (or anyone who hates zebra cake) will probably want to skip the four videos embedded below, but we'll give you the highlights: iDen is confirmed, Android 1.5 Cupcake is currently installed with Motoblur frosting, there's a five megapixel camera on the back, and with its push-to-talk this one looks to be going to Nextel or Boost Mobile. Those are the deets, but click on through if you want to do that video, dawg.
Source - http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/15/motorola-opus-one-caught-on-video-dawg/
Follow the link above for some specs on the Opus One iden handset. Is Sprint/Nextel gonna get it?
These are just repeats of what DennyD has alread posted, but the same info has shown up on phonenews.com and phonearena.com:
Although basically the same report each place, does the fact that these other sites are posting this info it give it more credence? Or are the follow-on sites just parroting the BGR info without doing their own due diligence in verifying the validity before posting the info themselves? I don't know, but it is an interesting question.
I'm glad to see some life percolating in the area of iDEN handsets, although IMO I do wish Motorola would do more to improve handset reliability and RF performance, rather than concentrate ALL of their resources on the gee-whiz stuff that will only promote data useage, which will only cripple the iDEN network within a few months of release of a popular data-intensive device.
The old adage "part of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at" applies here. Why try to makeover iDEN as a network for youth? It is not that, was never intended for that, it can't be that. It is a fool's errand and will ultimately be unsuccessful for Moto & Sprint to promote devices and plans for the iDEN network that are data-intensive or even text-message intensive. iDEN can't handle it, and the handset design resources will be moving away from their former heritage and focus on rock-solid reliability to being glitz/youth-dirven, which will be the certain ruination of iDEN.
If you will look, this thread was started back on 12-6
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That's fine...however, I think you posted this thread under the wrong place. If anything, it should have been posted NOT under the current iDEN phone list (which is where you've placed it), but under either the Nextel iDEN group forum, or in the Wireless News forum (which is where I posted mine).