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Motorola i930

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the GPS navigation and sound. The camera and reliability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the build quality, while the connectivity and design get less positive opinions.

usability, reliability, camera, sound, GPS navigation

battery, portability, price, design, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Motorola i930 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Motorola i930

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Motorola i930 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

build quality, battery

value for money

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Motorola i930 iDen phoneMOTOROLA OEM NNTN4655B EXTENDED BATTERY FOR I930

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Motorola i930

 

It's bulky and expensive, but the i930 can roam the globe and keep your inbox up to date.

Global roaming in select countries Fast Walkie-Talkie service • Tight Outlook integration • GPS for location services

Bulky design Old version of Windows Mobile • No EDGE for faster data abroad • Doesn't support Direct Talk

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Nextel Motorola i930 reviewed

 

With its relatively small screen, no QWERTY keyboard or stylus input, and preinstalled Mobile 2003 SE, the Moto i930 might be called a "semi-intelligent" phone instead of a full-fledged smartphone. And that seems to be the assessment of NewsFactor,...

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Nextel i930

 

The Nextel i930 will appeal to two types of Nextel users: Microsoft fans and global roamers. The phone uses the Microsoft Windows Smartphone 2003 SE OS and works on networks across the globe. It fills a few key gaps in Nextel's lineup, but as a...

Works in more than 100 countries. Syncs with Microsoft Outlook. Full-size SD card slot

Works in more than 100 countries. Syncs with Microsoft Outlook. Full-size SD card slot

The i930 is Nextel's only Windows-based global phone, but not a winner if you need neither of those features.

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Review: Motorola i930 - Nextel's First Windows Smartphone

 

One of the most unique features of the i930 (and potentially most valuable to some) is it's ability to operate on both the IDEN (800/900) and GSM (900/1800/1900) networks, making it the only Nextel phone that will operate both inside the United States...

Nextel sells the i930 for $499 by itself and $349 with a 2-year service commitment

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Review: Motorola i930 - Nextel's First Windows Smartphone

 

One of the most unique features of the i930 (and potentially most valuable to some) is it's ability to operate on both the IDEN (800/900) and GSM (900/1800/1900) networks, making it the only Nextel phone that will operate both inside the United...

Its 5.9 ounce weight is further evidence of the i930's corpulence

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Motorola i930 for Nextel Review - Smartphone Reviews by Mobile Tech Review

 

The old cliché "Better late than never" applies to this Smartphone. The Motorola i930 runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Smartphones (WM2003SE) rather than the new Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system. The phone was in development for a few...

Works overseas on GSM networks. Stable, has Push to Talk, excellent call quality and volume, full sized SD slot rather than MiniSD. Loud speakerphone ;

Older operating system, heavy and chunky design, no Bluetooth, uninspiring battery life

If you're a Nextel customer and hunger for an MS Smartphone, the i930 is currently your one and only choice. It's heavy and chunky and runs an older version of the Windows Mobile OS. That said, Motorola's implementation of the WM2003SE on this device...

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Motorola i930 Cell Phone Review

 

This iDen i930 has a built-in VGA quality camera and camcorder with spotlight that will capture and save images and video.

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PC Specialist Vortex i930 Xtreme review

 

PC Specialist's Vortex i930 Xtreme costs more than twice the price of most of the PCs we've seen this month and it doesn't even come with a monitor for that money. On the other hand, it's almost twice as fast in our benchmarks.

An incredibly powerful PC, with watercooling and an SSD. However, we’d swap out the graphics card for an ATI Radeon HD 5870.

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Motorola i930 (Sprint)

 

i like the style and phone features & i bought the extend battery

i love the call quality & phone features

doesnt have mp3 player

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Motorola i930 (Sprint)

 

this is a over weight phone that freezes and is easily broken

windows mobile, direct connect

everything else

Product Specifications

The i930 is a compact clamshell device featuring the Windows Mobile Smartphone platform. Packed with domestic and international voice, data and walkie-talkie capabilities, Sprint's i930 helps mobile professionals take care of business in more places than ever before. The i930 goes above and beyond to extend wireless communications in even more places. Using the provided SIM card, this unique device operates on 800/900 iDEN and 900/1800 GSM frequencies allowing users to make or receive voice calls and receive voicemail messages in more than 100 countries using a single phone number. The i930 blends a consumer-friendly design with a mix of personal and productivity-enhancing capabilities. Equipped with Microsoft Windows Mobile, the i930 replicates the familiar desktop experience and offers full personal information management and email functionality through wireless synchronization with Microsoft Office Outlook, including features such as Calendar and Contacts or personal Internet email. Users on the go can send and receive email and text messages, manage contacts, schedule appointments and organize tasks quickly and conveniently. The i930 also features a built-in camera and camcorder to capture and share moments when you wish you had your camera or need to capture visuals for critical business functions. Additional media capabilities are possible with support for Multimedia Messages and the presence of Windows Media Player for playing audio and video files directly on the handset. A secure digital slot allows customers to add memory and content with SD cards (sold separately).

Battery

Capacity:880mAh
Standby Time (PB):65hours/95hours
Talk Time (PB):165minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

Cellular

Band:GSM 900/1800/1900 / IDEN 800/900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player/With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player/Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Folder
Service Provider:Not specified/Sprint Nextel
Technology:iDEN / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.2in
Height:3.5in
Weight:5.9oz
Width:1.9in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:SD Memory Card

Header

Manufacturer:Motorola/Sprint Nextel
Model:I930
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Motorola/Nextel

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes
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