Trans-Atlantic Push-To-Talk Demonstrated
Jan 23, 2003, 8:58 AM by (staff)
FastMobile this week announced that it has successfully completed a voice walkie-talkie (push-to-talk) test between Chicago and London using two off-the-shelf Nokia Series 60 GSM phones. A FastMobile server in Chicago routed the digitized voice and text conversations across the GPRS networks of US operator T-Mobile, and UK operators Orange and Vodafone. No additional hardware was required on the phones or networks. By the second quarter of 2003, FastMobile plans to commercialize the walkie-talkie feature into its fastxt service, which the company is planning to bring to the US later this year.
Republic Wireless Relay Is a Google-Powered, Walkie-Talkie Phone for Kids
Dec 7, 2017
Republic Wireless today announced the Relay, a simple, screenless device meant to help young children communicate with their parents and other family members. The Relay is small, puck-like speakerphone with a single large button.
WatchOS 5 Adds More Workouts, Social Challenges, Walkie-Talkie
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today provided a preview of watchOS 5 and it bolsters Apple's wearable with a wide range of new features. To start, the wearable now brings new social powers, allowing people to challenge one another to various workouts or simply closing rings.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Feb 24, 2017
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Verizon and Nokia Complete Outdoor 5G Tests
Jun 13, 2018
Verizon Wireless today said it successfully completed 5G data sessions in an outdoor environment and pushed speeds as high as 1.8 Gbps. The company, together with partner Nokia, transmitted multiple live virtual reality sessions and 4K video streams over 28 GHz spectrum using the 3GPP New Radio 5G standard.