Sony Ericsson Adds PTT to Z520
Apr 4, 2006, 4:32 AM by (staff)
Sony Ericsson today announced the Z525, an update to their Z520 clamshell GSM phone that adds Push-To-Talk (PTT). The Z525 is otherwise identical to the Z520. Although Sony Ericsson did not announce the type of PTT technology in the Z525, the Z520 is currently offered by Cingular where it has sold very well. Cingular uses Kodiak's RTX PTT technology, and Sony Ericsson did license Kodiak's PTT technology in August of last year. The Z525 is expected to hit shelves in the second quarter.
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Motorola Solutions Acquires PTT Provider Kodiak Networks
Motorola Solutions today said it has agreed to acquire Kodiak Networks for an undisclosed sum. Motorola Solutions is the not the Lenovo-owned company behind Motorola smartphones; rather, Motorola Solutions is a separate corporation that handles first-responder and push-to-talk hardware, and wireless networking equipment.
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.
Verizon Adding PTT to Select Phones Via New App
Verizon Wireless is offering a handful of its handsets the ability to include push-to-talk, walkie-talkie features. The service, called Push To Talk Plus, is available to smartphones including the Motorola Droid Maxx, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Casio G'zOne Commando beginning today.