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Whether you're a mobile professional or mobile media maven, stay connected and entertained with your own mobile media center. The Motorola i870 phone offers an extensive multimedia experience combining a 1.3 mega pixel camera with video recorder, MP3 player, MMS, built-in two-way radio, superior speakerphone and memory expansion option.

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Product Identifiers
BrandMotorola
MPN I870SLVSPT
CarrierSprint
ModelI870
UPC873313164000
TypeCellular Phone

Key Features
ColorSilver
Network TechnologyiDEN
BandiDEN 800/900 (Dual Band)
Camera1.3 MP

Display
Display TechnologyLCD display

Other Features
Touch ScreenNo
BluetoothYes
Digital CameraYes
GPSYes
QWERTY Physical KeyboardNo
Internet BrowserYes
SpeakerphoneYes

Dimensions
Height3.54 in.
Width1.93 in.

Miscellaneous
Antenna TypeExternal
Phone Book Capacity (Numbers)600

eBay Product ID: EPID100022080

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CNET Editors' reviewGood

  • THE GOOD

    The Nextel Motorola i870 boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera/video recorder and plays MP3s. The handset also has solid call and speakerphone quality, a Micro SD memory slot, and a new Direct Send feature.

  • THE BAD

    The Nextel Motorola i870 is a bit bulky, with lackluster battery performance. And while it comes with a camera and MP3 support, the features are somewhat limited.

  • THE BOTTOM LINE

    Although some of the multimedia features are half-baked, the Nextel Motorola i870 should appeal to consumers who want Nextel's walkie-talkie and direct-communication capabilities.

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Created: 03/07/07

i870 Motorola Phone Good with Glicks too

I've had this phone now for a few weeks and I was warned about it having glitches in the phone from previous Motorola i870 owners. Well I can report that it does have a few minor baby glitches in it BUT thats not saying its not a good phone. I've actually washed (In the Laundry Full Circle in the Washer) this phone by accident and it still powered back on after I dried it out. The phones battery life like all Nextels (its seems) is not very long for the moderate to heavy users. The glitches include: The Memory Card when you upgrade sometimes doesn't register with the phone right away and can take up to 30 minutes to be fully read, the battery lasts about a day during normal use and about half a day if I get busy. The nextel service in Maryland isn't alway's the greatest but this phone is still good on the signal strength. Here's the pro's. I've dropped it a few times and very little scratching occured. I like the metal backing too. The phone is much lighter then the previous "Motorola i8" series phones. The MP3 player works perfectly (after the memory card is fully read). The picture phone is great to but I would like to be able to store longer video then 30 seconds though. But other then the con's I've given you the phone is a great item to have. So thats why I've labeled it i870 good even with gliches.

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Created: 06/08/08

I like my i870, but...

On the plus side, the Motorola i870 (Nextel/BoostMobile only) has superior sensitivity to some other iDen phones (my GF's i855e lost carrier in the Hollywood Hills while mine was still connected). Bluetooth connections are easy and sound great (the auto-answer function in my headset works with the phone and voice-dialing is reliable). The phone is solid with easy-to-use buttons and a clear, good-sized display, but still fits in my pants pocket. I added a Gigabyte of storage for multimedia (MP3s as well as pictures and video I have taken) for $12.

On the minus side, when the phone is connected to my computer's USB port, the extra memory is not available (I have to remove the memory card, put it in an adapter, then insert it into a card reader to transfer files). It is possible to transfer files via Bluetooth to other devices, but only one at a time. Voice dialing is tied to the SIM card, which has three drawbacks (the number of voice dials is limited by the SIM card's memory, each voice dial command is limited to 2 seconds and all voice dial presets are lost when you remove the SIM card).

The camera is better than most cell phones, but nowhere near as good as my digital camera. You can make presets to quickly get to most camera functions with a single button press, but video recording is not one of those functions, so you have to familiarize yourself with the menu sequence if you have a Michael Richards moment. Battery life is not as good as my previous phone (i730), possibly because the display is bigger and brighter, but probably because I usually have Bluetooth on when I use the phone. A more powerful battery with an extended cover can be had for around $30, last I checked.

I like the phone. It is not perfect, but meets my needs and most of my wants.

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Created: 02/09/07

nextel finally does bluetooth. about time.

Pros:
-Better RF signal. Picks up places where my i860 didn't.
-Much better quality screen. Probably one of the best I've seen.
-Better call quality and speakerphone
-1.3 megapixel camera and better video. This camera blows my i860 out the water and can hang with some of the real fany camera phones out there from other cell phone providers.
-MP3 Player. What more can I say? Very high quality.
-The design is much better including the paint, keypad, and shape.
-Bluetooth. Finally! Haven't used it yet but I'm getting a headset this week.
-MicroSD/Transflash card so you can add much more audio, video, and photos.
-25mb of memory. Same as i860, but still a good feature.
-Direct Talk, so that you can use regular walkie talkie if you don't have any service.
-USB Cable connection so that I can continue to make my own ringers, wallpapers, etc.


Cons:
-MP3's from the memory card can not be made as ringtones.
-There is no calculator program built in. Thank God for Java Apps
-Great camera but is easily triggered to dust. Have a Q-tip nearby.
-Internet lags sometimes when you sign off


As you can see, the Pro's outweight the Con's tremendously. If you have Nextel and want a more upgraded phone and multimedia is your specialty, definitely get the i870. The i930 is also a good choice but it is very bulky and lacks Bluetooth

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Created: 09/12/06

Nextel's richest feature phone to date

The good: The Nextel Motorola i870 boasts a 1.3-megapixel camera/video recorder and plays MP3s. The handset also has solid call and speakerphone quality, a Micro SD memory slot, and a new Direct Send feature.

The bad: The Nextel Motorola i870 is a bit bulky, with lackluster battery performance. And while it comes with a camera and MP3 support, the features are somewhat limited.

The bottom line: Although some of the multimedia features are half-baked, the Nextel Motorola i870 should appeal to consumers who want Nextel's walkie-talkie and direct-communication capabilities.

I WAS VERY PLEASED WHEN I OPENED MY I870,TOOK IT OUT AND LOST MY MIND!! THIS PHONES NICE,I LIKE TO TEST PHONES,YOU KNOW SEE HOW MUCH THEY CAN TAKE AND THIS ONE TOOK MY TEST AND SPIT IT BACK AT ME! WELL TO START ITS GOT A HUGE SCREEN VERY BRIGHT CLEAR AND CRISP! MP3 PLAYER SOUNDS VERY GOOD,THOUGH I WISHED IT SUPPORTED HIGHER THEN 192 BUT ITS GOOD ANYWAYS! EAR PEICE IS VERY GOOD IT DOES NOT CRACKEL(YOU NEXTEL USERS KNOW WHAT I MEAN)!BUTTONS ON THE KEYPAD ARE HUGE BUT WELL SPACED NO OVER DONE JUST BETTER! IT SEEMS THAT MOTO WOULD HAVE UPDATED THE MENU SOFTWARE FOR THIS NEW PHONE BUT OH WELL . BATTERY LIFE HAS BLOWN ME AWAY,IVE BEEN CHARGING THIS PHONE EVERY 3 DAYS!(KEEP IN MIND IM A PHONE A HOLIC!)THREE DAYS FOR ME IS GREAT AS WELL AS FOR NEXTEL.INCLUDED WITH THE PHONE COMES A CLEAR HEAVEY DUTIE BELT CLIP,TRANS-FLASH CARD WITH SD ADPT,CARD READER AND USB CORD,ROXIO MP3 SOFTWAR TO LOAD MUSIC,USB DRIVERS AND ALL HANDBOOKS! THIS IS A MUST BUY THIS PHONE HAS SO MANY EXTRAS LIKE WIDEN HI SPEED DATA AND VOICE,BLUETOOTH,OFF NETWORK 2-WAY JUST GO GET IT!

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Created: 06/20/06

Excellent Phone!!

The Motorola i870 is the Rolls Royce of Nextel phones. It has everything you need and then some. I've ordered every new Nextel phone that came out and kept changing phones every 6 months. I've had this phone for about a year and half and I love it. This is the only nice looking phone with Bluetooth that Nextel offers. This is the only phone that has a built-in MP3 player that Nextel offers. The huge color screen is very nice with very vibrant colors. The camera on this phone is excellent for a mobile phone. It also has a memory card slot for added memory. One thing I love about this phone is its Video Camera. Most phones have a limited Video camera time. This phone comes standard with a 30 second Video recorder, but if you change the cameras storage device from your phone to the memory card, you can record videos until your memory card is full. I have a 1GB card in my phone and recorded a video 20 minutes long and still have room for plenty more. I've dropped my phone many times and absolutely nothing happend to it except for some cosmetic scratches. Its an awesome phone.

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