Motorola today launched the i870 phone which features a special antimicrobial coating. The i870 also features a 1.3 megapixel digital camera, video recorder, MP3 player and two-way radio.
This is world's first cell phone to feature the safe, non-toxic silver AgION antimicrobial coating which prevents the growth of bacteria, mold and other microorganisms on the handset's painted surfaces.
Here's a look at the other features of this phone:
A camcorder and 1.3 megapixel digital camera.
MP3 player. The phone supports 128MB, 256MB and 512MB TransFlash memory cards.
Wide Integrated Digital Enhanced Network (WiDEN). WiDEN enables users
to send and receive data up to four times faster than the current iDEN
Selective Dynamic Group Call (SDGC). This feature enables users to
setup two-way radio talk groups for up to 20 people, which allows users
to stay in touch when they are nearby or on the road.
MOTOtalk. This allows users who are outside of the coverage area to
manually transfer to a two-way radio-to-radio communication mode with a
range of up to six miles depending upon specific conditions, such as
"We are excited to work with Motorola to incorporate AgION's patented
antimicrobial technology into the i870 handset," said J. Ladd Greeno,
president and CEO of AgION. "Silver has a centuries-long history of use as an
antimicrobial and our compound has been incorporated into a variety of
applications including apparel, pens and even medical devices. The built-in
antimicrobial coating of the i870 will help to ensure effective and long-
lasting protection of the handset from damaging microbes."
The Motorola i870 phoe is now available in the U.S. through all Nextel distribution channels at a price of $299.99.