Maybe it’s Sprint’s acquisition of Nextel, but there are a lot of new phones for the Nextel service. If you are looking for a fashion update or something more utilitarian, Mobile Lead Analyst Sascha Segan has tested a phone that will work for you.
While it’s true that Nextel lacks panache when it comes to designing trendy phones, they still have some nice handsets that come with features. The most economical of these would be the i265, while the i830 and i836 are better suited to all business. Of course, Nextel still produces a number of rugged and robust phones. our favorite among these (and a publisher’s choice) is the i355.
Keep in mind that last week, Nextel officially merged with Sprint and took the name of Sprint, so Nextel stores may be hard to find; Keep an eye on Nextel yellow with “Sprint” printed on the sign, awning or showcase. We are told that the combined company has kept the Sprint name and the main color of Nextel and that many if not all stores have just undergone at least a slight makeover to reflect this. And do not worry. Although the name Nextel disappears, Nextel’s push-to-talk network and rugged phones will continue to work (which is a good thing since we’ve just looked at a bunch of products), according to Sprint executives. Whatever your needs, you should find a Nextel phone below.
This cheap and cheap cell phone has some features and a lot of games available for the Nextel phone. We found its color screen a little dark, but all-in-all the phone is solidly built, and it includes a built-in GPS.
Nextel i325Nextel i325
The Nextel i325 is the little brother of the i315. Although a little expensive, this outward-facing mobile phone offers better reception than the similar i315. Telenav GPS application to provide driving directions on server. It also supports Nextel’s Next-Talk Direct Network Walkie Talkie feature.
Nextel i315Nextel i315
The Nextel i315 is good value for people who spend a lot of time outdoors. It is the rugged low-end phone for the outdoor set.
Nextel i355Nextel i355 (Editor’s Choice)
Available at a very reasonable price when combined with a service plan, it is an excellent communication tool for those who work (or play) outdoors. In its water-resistant hull, you have a GPS system that can be used with the onboard navigation system Telenav and Trimble Outdoors.
This robust, bulky and a little expensive mobile phone will always find fans. It’s a powerful handset with excellent battery life. In addition, the large color display makes it easy to use the built-in GPS functions.