Enhanced PTT Coming To AT&T This Year
AT&T today announced expanded customer trails of an "Enhanced Push To Talk" (PTT) service that it plans to launch in late 2012. The new service improves on AT&T's existing PTT service with "dramatically improved performance, features and device choices." At launch later this year, the company will offer up to five compatible smartphones, including more then one from Samsung. AT&T current and new PTT solutions are powered by Kodiak Networks PTT technology. AT&T is hosting a series of local Field Force Automation Forums around the country in the coming months, where interested companies can learn more and see demos.
Kyocera DuraForce XD to Be Sold By AT&T
AT&T today said it will soon offer the DuraForce XD, a rugged Android phablet from Kyocera. The DuraForce XD picks up where last year's DuraForce left off with a bigger 5.7-inch HD screen with wet-finger tracking and glove support.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
AT&T Now Selling the Rugged Sonim XP8 and XP5s
AT&T recently added the Sonim XP8 and XP5s to its roster of rugged phones. Both devices are intended to be used by FirstNet customers (first responders), though they are also available for consumers to purchase.
Verizon Selling the Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP5
Verizon Wireless today added the Sonim XP5 to its roster of rugged handsets. The XP5 is a bar-style feature phone that includes push-to-talk service (with a dedicated PTT button) for the working set.
Sprint Likely Switch from Qualcomm to Kodiak for PTT Services
Sprint is on the verge of offering a new version of its push-to-talk service, according to the company's web site. Direct Connect Plus, when it becomes available, will allow "a wide selection of feature phones, smartphones, and tablets" to make PTT calls via 3G, 4G LTE, and WiFi.
Waste of time and effort, complete FAIL. :-/
This must be a feature businesses are requesting or something. I cant imagine anyone wanting to use this type of service. Who uses this anymore? It wasn't popular when they first offered it and it won't be popular, now
Iphone needs this