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Remember the "chirp?" That little bleep used to be all the rage, and while the amount of folks using Nextel / Sprint's push-to-talk services has dwindled over the years, it's still a staple of certain industries, particularly those that work outdoors or in the field. Starting next week, Sprint will be launching their new push-to-talk service, called Sprint Direct Connect. It's a 3G CDMA-based service that serves to expand PTT coverage, enhance broadband support (mobile data) and enable new features that couldn't be used on the existing PTT network. The Kyocera Duramax will be the phone to spearhead... Read more...
Believe it or not, the Nextel network lives on. Nextel Direct Connect (also known by old-timers as "the chirp") is back in Sprint's latest Android phone, the Motorola Titanium. It's an Android 2.1 device, so not the freshest OS-wise, but it offers more durability than most other smartphones on the market today. Outside of offering push-to-talk capabilities, the successor to the popular Motorola i1 brings a QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1" touchscreen, military-spec chassis (810G for dust, shock, vibration, low pressure, solar radiation, high temperature and low temperature) as well as Android Market access.... Read more...
In addition to the Android-Powered Photon 4G we showed you earlier, Sprint, along with its prepaid brands Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, are teaming up with Motorola to launch more than 10 new Motorola devices in 2011. The Motorola TRIUMPH will be the first Virgin Mobile USA device from Motorola. This smartphone features a 1GHz processor, 4.1-inch WVGA touchscreen, two cameras, a slim design (less than 0.4 inches thick), HD-Video (720p) capture and HDMI output. Earlier this week, Sprint and Motorola also debuted the Motorola XPRT, which is the first Motorola smartphone powered by Android from... Read more...
It doesn't seem like cell phone owners ever have anything positive to say about customer service when it comes to mobile carriers, but if there's a worst offender of the bunch, it would be AT&T, a new survey suggests. Looking at trends in customer satisfaction and loyalty, market research firm ChangeWave found that only 23 percent of the 4,040 respondents said they were "very satisfied" with AT&T, compared to 49 percent for Verizon. To be fair, AT&T tied T-Mobile in the customer satisfaction portion of the survey, but when the topic switched to dropped calls, AT&T was alone at the... Read more...
The Motorola Clutch i465 will be available sometime this summer from Sprint for $39.99 with a new two-year service agreement, $20 instant rebate, and $50 mail-in rebate (excluding taxes). This new phone is a rugged model with a candy bar form factor. It’s also the first device to combine Nextel Direct Connect with text messaging and a full QWERTY keyboard. “Motorola Clutch was designed to give serious texters and talkers multiple ways to get the word out,” said Rick Gadd, vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “With a full QWERTY keyboard featuring shortcut keys, IM-style texting and push-to-talk... Read more...
In what was pretty much a repeat of a March decision in which Vonage was found in violation of Verizon patents, a federal jury today ruled that Vonage is in violation of seven Sprint Nextel patents.Vonage has been ordered to pay Sprint $69.5 million in damages plus 5% royalties on all future revenue, though the defeated company said this afternoon it will file an appeal. Today's decision comes six months after Vonage lost a very similar case to Verizon. There, the VoIP provider was ordered to pay Verizon $58 plus 5.5% in royalties on all future revenue.If you are a Vonage customer, it might not... Read more...