Samsung Rugby III and Sonim Bolt First to Include Enhanced PTT
AT&T today announced the Samsung Rugby III and the Sonim XP5560 Bolt are the first two devices to ship with its Enhanced Push-To-Talk service on board.
- Rugby III: This ruggedized flip phone is built to mil-spec 810G for protection from water and dust ingress, as well as from shock. It includes a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 3 megapixel camera. It is free with a new two-year PTT contract.
- Bolt: The Bolt is an ultra-rugged phone built to endure the toughest environments. It is a bar-style device that can withstand six-foot drops to concrete and submersion in water for up to 30 minutes. It is being sold for $199 with new PTT contracts.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
AT&T to Sell Sonim XP5 Rugged Feature Phone
AT&T today announced plans to soon sell the Sonim XP5. The XP5 is a fully ruggedized feature phone that carries an IP68 rating for protection against liquid and dust ingress, and a mil-spec 810G rating for protection against drops and other physical abuses.
AT&T to Sell Sonim's Rugged XP6
AT&T today announced the immediate availability of the Sonim XP6. The XP6 is a highly rugged Android smartphone that includes buttons and controls like a feature phone.
Is ATT becoming the new Nextel?
PTT at Sprint seems moribund now—haven't seen any new PTT phones for months, and almost all of the postings regarding Sprint's new SDC (Sprint Direct Connect on CDMA) are negative postings, with new SDC customers complaining about the poor PTT service provided by SDC and wishing they could go back to Nextel on the iDEN network.
I've been a multi-line Nextel customer for over ten years now, and so far the only reach-out I've received from Sprint was a cold call from ...