Nextel has announced the availability of the Motorola i760, an iDEN 800 mobile phone with 70 hours of standby and 4 hours talk time. The price is set at $149.99 with a 2-year agreement thanks to $50 instant rebate and $50 mail-in rebate from Nextel.
The i760 has several features that are much desired for quick and easy communications with your contacts. These include the following Push-To-Talk features; Direct Connect (instant walkie-talkie service to connect to users in seconds), Group Connect (communicate with up to 20 other Nextel users at the touch of a button) and Direct Talk (switch to two-way radio communication mode with a six mile range when outside of coverage areas).
Using Java technology, users can download and run applications that meet their business and personal needs, as well as global positioning satellite (GPS) technology, which lets users access location-based services such as turn-by-turn driving directions. The phone also offers a variety of personalization options, including user-assignable ring tones, wallpaper designs, and navigation shortcuts, at an additional fee.