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Sprint Gives Up On QChat

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Dec 1, 2009, 3:22 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Sprint spokesperson Scott Sloat has confirmed that Sprint Nextel will cease to offer push-to-talk phones based on Qualcomm's QChat technology. QChat was introduced in 2008 as an EVDO Rev. A-based alternative to Nextel's iDEN technology for PTT services. Sprint sold several models that were enabled with QChat, but will no longer offer them. Sprint Nextel's iDEN network technology has recently improved, said Sloat, and Sprint will market its PTT services for iDEN only.

more info at Associated Press / Wireless Week »

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Jonathanlc2005

Dec 1, 2009, 10:36 PM

i spit my drink when i saw this!

i cant believe they gave up on it... they spent so much money, research, phones, everything. i think simply they didnt offer a wide variety besides basic phones but wow im sad to see it go
Jonathanlc2005 said:
i cant believe they gave up on it... they spent so much money, research, phones, everything. i think simply they didnt offer a wide variety besides basic phones but wow im sad to see it go


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island-guy

Dec 1, 2009, 3:38 PM

Good riddens!

Qchat performance sucked and the Qchat enabled phones could never last half a day with the battery draining just sitting there. So what improvements were made to Iden?
Basically, the "improvements" were just returning the iDEN network to the performance levels it had before the merger, when Nextel was still it's own company, before Sprint ruined it.

Some of the "improvements" were just finishing the rebanding job...
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