In addition to Nextel’s Nationwide Direct Connect and International Direct
Connect services that allow instant coast-to-coast and country-to-country communication
at the touch of a button, the Motorola i275 also offers other exclusive walkie-talkie
options. The new Group Connect service enables group walkie-talkie conversations
with up to 21 participants nationwide, and the groups can be directly set up
on the handset within seconds. The Direct Talk service allows walkie-talkie
communications in areas without network coverage for up to six miles depending
on specific conditions, such as terrain. Nextel Direct Send allows users to
send contact information to another phone within seconds simply by pushing the
Nextel’s multimedia messaging service allows users to send and receive
messages with text, images and audio altogether. Additionally, the phone’s
integrated 310K digital camera allows users to set lighting, picture quality
and picture size.
“Just because a phone is jam packed with many different functions doesn’t
mean that it has to be dull and strictly utilitarian,” said Blair Kutrow,
Nextel’s vice president of Product Management. “The i275 has a flare
for style, with several features that add character to how our customers can
“The Motorola i275 combines many advanced features, including a camera,
color screen, and multiple communication modes, all in one handset, making it
an excellent choice for a wide range of users,” said Rey More’,
senior vice president and general manager, Motorola’s iDEN Devices.
Additional features of the Motorola i275 handset include:
• Voice recorder. This feature allows the user to capture memos or incoming
phone conversations for future playback.
• 600-entry contact manager. Users can store up to eight numbers for a
• Voice-activated dialing. Keeps hands free with speak-to-dial numbers.
• Downloadable applications. Pre-loaded with TeleNav 3.0 and 1KTV, and
it includes demos of Tetris and JAMDAT Bowling.
• Airplane mode. The network connection can be turned off to use applications,
games, voice recorder and date book while in flight (subject to FAA regulations).
• Audio caller ID. User-assignable ring tones allow users to instantly
identify important calls without having to look at the phone.
The Motorola i275 measures 4.79 x 1.94 x 1.04 inches and weighs 4.64 ounces
with the high performance battery. It is available in two different colors,
black and white, and can be purchased through all Nextel distribution channels,
including retail stores. The Motorola i275 handset costs $124.99 with a two-year
service agreement, new activation and credit approval. Taxes, fees, early termination
fee and other charges apply.