Sprint is offering a new iDEN phone in the form of the Motorola Debut i856 which will see the combination of Nextel Direct Connect, best-in-class push-to-talk services, in a stylish multimedia device that is suitable for both business and consumer applications. The Motorola Debut i856 is a compact slider handset that will feature a smooth gliding action that makes it the ideal candidate for easy one-handed operation, which means the keypad will remain secure whenever it is not in use, without cramping your style whenever you are about to engage in easy accessibility for instant communication between two people or a group of people, regardles of whether they are next door or in the next state. Apart from that, the Debut i856 also holds the distinction of being the first device to offer the upgraded ability to switch from an active push-to-talk call to an interconnect voice call at the touch of a button.
Interested yet? The Motorola Debut can be purchased with Nextel Direct Connect calling plans in all Sprint sales channels, where that includes Sprint retail stores, Business Direct Sales, Telesales (1-800-Nextel-9) and Web sales – with the Debut i856 going for $99.99 with a two-year service agreement and this is after a $50 mail-in rebate before taxes. Nextel Direct Connect is also the only national push-to-talk product in the industry which will bring industry-leading performance with sub-one second call set-up, alongside connectivity to the world’s largest push-to-talk community and integrated business solutions which includes one of the largest selections of GPS-solutions.
Other features of the Motorola Debut i856 include the ability to send and receive messages, calendar events, pictures and location information among others without interrupting a Direct Connect call, the ability to play music while you’re having a conversation, threaded texting messaging to view entire conversations all on one screen and a built-in 3D Audio equalizer to create special musical effects.