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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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We saw the writing on the wall here for a while, but Sprint's now gone ahead and made it official that it'll be phasing out its push-to-talk offerings based on Qualcomm's QChat technology in favor of -- what else? -- good ol' iDEN. For Sprint, the move makes sense; when the EV-DO Rev. A-powered QCh...

December 2nd 2009 at 6:02pm 0 Comments
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Ooh, Qualcomm you been naughty. You might remember that last year Qualcomm was banned from selling various 3G chips that infringed on Broadcom's patents, but the big Q apparently believes that being in trouble is a fake idea, because it kept right on doing it -- to the point where a judge yesterday...

August 29th 2008 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Ooh, Qualcomm you been naughty. You might remember that last year Qualcomm was banned from selling various 3G chips that infringed on Broadcom's patents, but the big Q apparently believes that being in trouble is a fake idea, because it kept right on doing it -- to the point where a judge yesterday...

August 29th 2008 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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Okay, Samsung, we get it: you're really good at pounding out the cheap clamshells. Point taken. Oh, what's that, you say? You still feel like you have something to prove? Oh, well then by all means, dump another couple $20 flips on Sprint! Please, we insist. As expected, it looks like we'll all hav...

August 20th 2008 at 9:39am 0 Comments
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Sprint's iDEN lineup certainly seems to be alive and well -- despite what we've heard stating the opposite -- with the 2008 / 2009 roadmap boasting 10 new phones by Q2 2009. Starring in the outing -- and arguably its piece de resistance -- is the BlackBerry 8350i, a WiFi equipped, 2 megapixel shoo...

August 13th 2008 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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Sprint's now well beyond the promised 40 opening markets for its QChat-based Direct Connect network, announcing that an additional 14 are available as of this week. In addition to network availability, that means subscribers in those areas can now stroll into their local shop and pick up the Sanyo...

July 14th 2008 at 11:52pm 0 Comments
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Unmistakable, aren't they? Sure, it may have a new and fancy name, but QChat-enabled PTT devices aren't fooling anyone. Sprint's latest and greatest are both humming along on the EV-DO Rev. A network -- a must for QChat devices -- the Sanyo Pro-700 (on left) in a tough military fit and finish, and...

June 17th 2008 at 1:01am 0 Comments
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If any of you feared you might never again be forced to listen to loud walkie-talkie conversations from iDEN handsets, start hating, as the service is growing, not shrinking. Sprint has announced the new QChat service is expanding into 40+ new markets and a small team of new handsets are arriving t...

June 15th 2008 at 8:36am 0 Comments
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Is that iDEN's swan song we hear playing in the background? Nope, apparently not. Buried in between fits of bad news in Sprint's earnings call yesterday, CEO Dan Hesse chatted up the rollout of its next-gen PTT network, based on Qualcomm's QChat technology that rides atop EV-DO Rev. A. Currently av...

May 14th 2008 at 3:32pm 0 Comments
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Looks like we might all be waiting just a few more weeks before we're given the green light to descend into the next generation of push-to-talk nirvana (or hell, depending on your perspective). phoneArena is claiming that the national release of Sprint's QChat-powered PTT system -- and the phones t...

April 24th 2008 at 6:22pm 0 Comments