FCC Reveals Samsung's First Direct Connect Phone for Sprint
Documents seen on the FCC site revealed the Samsung Z400, a ruggedized clamshell bound for Sprint. This CDMA EVDO phone will be the first phone to use Qualcomm's QChat PTT technology, which will be branded Direct Connect on the Sprint network. It has dual displays, with an OLED exterior display. It hosts stereo speakers, a camera, Bluetooth, and dual antennas: one at the top and one at the bottom. This phone has not been announced by Sprint or Samsung, so pricing and availability information are not available.
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.
Sprint Lists Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx for $264
Sprint recently added the Samsung Galaxy J7 Perx to its lineup of inexpensive Android handset. The Perx appears to be a minor refresh of last year's J7.
Sprint Kicks Off Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime On July 10
Sprint today announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime on July 10. The phone has a 5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 2,600mAh battery.
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.
gap for all those Nextel business customers leaving them. Should be rolling out end of this quarter.
It gets Nextel customers off the iDen network... which has to start happening soon. It also provides something that many Sprint customers have been asking for.
This is a durable phone. It...
Saddly, my guess is, neither are you...
Hold UP Rich Eric(s)
I'm gonna have to get this one myself!!
A nice change?