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Motorola ‘Pax’ for Sprint will be XPRT on steroids

August 2, 2011 | by Charles West

Motorola, Sprint


It looks like Sprint is preparing to release another BlackBerry-esque phone, code named Motorola ‘Pax’. Looking at the picture below you’ll swear that you’ve seen this phone before, but that’s only partly true. Thing is, the Pax looks very similar to Sprint’s other BlackBerry styled phone called the Motorola XPRT.

But here lies the difference: according to This is my next, the Motorola Pax will have a dual-core processor on board where as the XPRT only rocks a 1-GHz single-core TI OMAP 3 processor. The Pax will also support Sprint’s new CDMA 1X Advanced push-to-talk system that’s lined up to replace iDEN over the next couple years. Believe it or not, people are still infactuated with having the ability to “chirp” people thanks to the push-to-talk feature. And oh, Android Gingerbread 2.3 will be on aboard.

If these reports prove to be true, this should be a very inviting phone for those business users who haven’t quite made the jump from BlackBerry to Android.  It wouldn’t surprise us to learn that the Pax has support for 4G and maybe a better camera thrown in for good measure. Not much is known at this point, but we’ll be sure to dig for more information.

CTIA will be in the Fall, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Sprint and Moto showcased this bad boy. I would make perfect sense considering the annual conference will be geared more toward business. But my question is, will this phone be hurt by such a late release?

Source: This is my next