Motorola's i870 with antimicrobial coating

Posted on Monday, October 31 2005 @ 19:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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 network.
  • Bluetooth
  • 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 terrain.
  • "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.

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