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.
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 ...