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Review: Kyocera DuraXT for Sprint

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Sprint's newest EVDO-based PTT service has been up and running for nine months now and feels just as robust as the old iDEN service did. Once you've configured the handset for PTT services and added some DirectConnect contacts, reaching out to them is a breeze. The user interface for initiating calls and setting up chats is nearly identical to the previous tools. Anyone used to a Sprint walkie-talkie phone will feel right at home with the controls offered by the DuraXT.


The DuraXT doesn't offer any surprises in the phone call department. Press the green send key to get at a list of all your calls. The in-call options range from the typical phone book access to 3-way calls. You can also set up to 98 speed dials if you wish.


The contacts applications is simple and straight-forward. From the contact list, the left soft key automatically initiates a text message. The phone holds up to 600 contacts, and each can carry several phone numbers, email addresses, and other data.

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