Siemens Announces PTT Plans
Dec 17, 2003, 11:55 AM by (staff)
Siemens yesterday announced an agressive push into Push-To-Talk (PTT) technology. The company is planning to offer both handsets and infrastructure products to support the walkie-talkie feature. By 2005, "virtually all" new middle-class Siemens phones will have the feature. More than ten carriers on three continents will be testing Siemens' PTT solution during the first half of next year, and are planning commercial launch in mid-2004.
Verizon Selling the Ultra-Rugged Sonim XP5
Verizon Wireless today added the Sonim XP5 to its roster of rugged handsets. The XP5 is a bar-style feature phone that includes push-to-talk service (with a dedicated PTT button) for the working set.
LG Announces the X Series 'Specialist' Phones
LG today announced two new smartphones that mark the launch of the X Series handsets. LG says rather than offer all the best features in a single device the X Series mid-range phones will focus on providing one advanced feature.
AT&T Now Selling the Rugged Sonim XP8 and XP5s
AT&T recently added the Sonim XP8 and XP5s to its roster of rugged phones. Both devices are intended to be used by FirstNet customers (first responders), though they are also available for consumers to purchase.
Facebook Broadens Its Mobile Shopping Push
Facebook is expanding the avenues through which mobile phone users can purchase goods within the Facebook app. The company is testing a new ad format called canvas that allows people to view quick-loading store sites, drill down into specific products, and make purchases — all without leaving the actual Facebook app.
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.