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Sprint is bringing push-to-talk functionality to six new devices today: the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3, and the Kyocera Hydro Edge. The feature comes by way of Sprint's Direct Connect Now Android app, and allows user to chirp at friends who are using Sprint's...

February 3rd 2014 at 6:37pm 0 Comments
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The past few weeks have been very busy for the Viber team, after first announcing new features for BlackBerry and following it up with a Windows Phone 8 update. Now the VoIP app is announcing version 4.0 for iPhone and Android, bringing with it the addition of push-to-talk voice services to both p...

November 12th 2013 at 4:35pm 0 Comments
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If you didn't get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Sprint hit more than one milestone that it just had to share and Nokia teased the latest app that's exclusive to Lumia owners. We then discovered a very...

September 22nd 2012 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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Amidst all of Sprint's eagerness to phase out its iDEN network, the carrier hasn't given us a hard cutoff date to mark on our calendars until now. If you're still rocking that Motorola Titanium, you may have to drop your Nextel push-to-talk dreams as soon as June 30th, 2013, the earliest possible...

May 29th 2012 at 12:47pm 0 Comments
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We don't know about you, but most of us Engadget editors live in a perpetual state of inbox insanity. Keeping on top of voicemails, text messages, emails, IMs, Twitter DMs, Facebook and Google+ messages -- to name just a few -- is a herculean yet unavoidable task. As a result, personal messages of...

May 15th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It's been nearly a year since The Now Network ditched iDEN and unveiled its CDMA push-to-talk menu, the latter of which could see a major boost in the near future. A recently leaked doc would suggest Sprint's got a Direct Connect Now Android app in the works -- one that wouldn't have you rockin' s...

March 20th 2012 at 10:42pm 0 Comments
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Let's face it, walkie-talkies are far from glamorous, but for large and small enterprises that rely on real-time communication, the WWII artifact remains an integral part of the workday. Now, AT&T has set forth on a journey to give its push-to-talk services a modern makeover, and it's recruiting...

February 22nd 2012 at 3:03am 0 Comments