Sprint rolls out Motorola XPRT, Titanium business smartphones

Summary:Sprint has announced a pair of Android smartphones that mean business only as the Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium are packed with more productivity and security tools rather than social networking apps.

Sprint has announced a pair of Android smartphones that mean business only as the Motorola XPRT and Motorola Titanium are packed with more productivity and security tools rather than social networking apps.

Starting with the Motorola XPRT (pictured above), this Android 2.2-based handheld would be ideal for anyone requiring enterprise-class security and 256-bit AES data encryption. So that would include professionals in healthcare, retail, field sales and similar industries. An additional helpful security feature is that IT departments can remotely lock the device, recover the password and even wipe the data clear if the device or the included 2GB microSD card (or expandable up to 32GB) is lost and/or stolen.

The XPRT also an option for businesspeople who travel internationally often as this handheld supports both CDMA (EVDO Rev. A) and GSM/UMTS (HSPA). Additional nitty gritty details include the 3.1-inch HVGA touch screen, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with dual LED flash, Adobe Flash 10 support, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi, and corporate/personal email. The XPRT also doubles as a 3G mobile hotspot that can provide connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Moving on to the Motorola Titanium (pictured right), this is a rugged smartphone in case you couldn't tell by the name. The Titanium shares quite a few of the same specs as the XPRT, including corporate/personal email support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an included 2GB microSD card, a 5-megapixel camera/camcorder, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

However, the Titanium runs on Android 2.1 (although Sprint boasts that this device is the company's first Nextel Direct Connect smartphone with Eclair). To make up for this, the Titanium is ready for nearly any situation with Military Specification 810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature.

The Motorola XPRT will be available first when it is launched on Sunday, June 5 for $129.99 with the signing of a two-year service agreement. However, Sprint won't be announcing pricing and availability details for Motorola Titanium until "a later date."

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Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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