Sprint Nextel Launches Motorola Renegade V950

Posted by at 8:21 am on September 2, 2008

Sprint today announced availability of its latest Nextel Direct Connect phone – the Motorola Renegade V950. This new handset features a slim, clamshell form factor built to Military specifications 810F for dust, shock, vibration and blowing rain.Powered by Qualcomm’s QChat technology, the Motorola Renegade V950 provides push-to-talk performance, while operating on certain Rev. A portions of the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network. Users can enjoy instant one-to-one push-to-talk communication that is interoperable with the millions of existing Nextel Direct Connect users as well as the one-to-many Group Connect that allows for quick communication with up to 20 other Nextel Direct Connect users on Sprint enabled PPT phones.

Other features available on the Renegade V950 include.

  • Sprint Music Store: Download stereo-quality tracks instantly over the air. Choose songs from thousands of artists in virtually every genre.
  • Sprint Radio: Listen to more than 100 local radio stations from across the country and more than 50 other commercial-free channels, including Hip Hop, Country, Alternative, Rock and more.(1)
  • Sprint TV: Watch live TV, short clips or full-length episodes – channels including CBS, ABC, CNN.
  • Sprint Navigation: Delivers voice-guided and on-screen, turn-by-turn GPS-enabled driving directions, 3-D moving maps similar to an in-car navigation system or personal navigation device, as well as local search and real-time intelligent traffic alerts and one-click rerouting, anywhere on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.
  • NFL Mobile Live: Provides live audio broadcasts of all NFL regular season games, live audio/video stream of 8 NFL Network games  
  • Bluetooth with stereo support
  • 2.0 Megapixel Camera and Camcorder: with a 4X digital zoom with embedded flash.
  • Mobile Email: Easy, one-touch access to all personal email including AOL/AIM, Yahoo!, Windows Live (Hotmail and MSN)
  • Instant Messaging: Send and receive instant messages and email from your phone.
  • Sprint Mobile Sync: An online tool for contact and group management, address book synchronization between online and phone, secure contact backup, and automatic contact transfer when changing to a new capable phone

Beginning today, the Motorola Renegade V950 will be available for purchase in select markets through Sprint retail stores, direct sales or telesales (1-800-Sprint1) for $129.99 with a two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in-rebate.

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