By Humberto Saabedra on March 22, 2012
More key Sprint DirectConnect details confirmed including nationwide coverage expansion and International Direct Connect support.
By Humberto Saabedra on March 18, 2012
Sprint to Launch DirectConnect as an app, beginning with Android
By Humberto Saabedra on March 16, 2011
By Humberto Saabedra on February 15, 2011
Speaking during a roundtable at Mobile World Congress, Sprint executives have confirmed a few key moves for the carrier in the coming months. First, it has decided to wait 4-6 months to make a final decision on its 4G strategy, which will be dependent on the rate of customers moving from EVDO to WiMax before [...]
By Christopher Price on July 22, 2010
Sprint previously had stated that they wouldn’t be releasing any new QChat phones. The Motorola V950e technically isn’t a new phone, but does bear a different model number than the V950. QChat was a technology that Sprint secured exclusive rights to in the United States from Qualcomm. It offers hardware-accelerated Push to Talk sessions that [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on November 29, 2009
PhoneNews.com has been able to confirm online chatter amongst Sprint employees regarding the increasingly shrinking position of QChat-based Direct Connect phones such as the Sanyo PRO series and Motorola Renegade with some surprising revelations. Read More for all of the details. Update – Sprint Director of Corporate Communications Scott Sloat has issued the following statement [...]
By Christopher Price on January 9, 2009
News you won’t find anywhere else, with views that are exclusively on PhoneNews.com. Read more to see the photos, and the details.
By Christopher Price on August 25, 2008
Getting rid of the Direct Connect name was a bad idea. Calling Sprint’s new QChat technology by the same name is even worse. Read more to hear the case for why Sprint should tack a 3G at the end of the new Direct Connect.
By Humberto Saabedra on April 24, 2008
Several sites are reporting that June 15th is the new date set for consumer launch of Sprint DirectConnect services utilizing the QChat platform. As we reported previously, Sprint employees had been informed that the consumer launch of QChat devices had been pushed back to June 1st, causing much confusion for customers who had been eagerly [...]
By Christopher Price on April 23, 2008
Sprint today confirmed to PhoneNews.com once again that Qualcomm’s QChat technology, used in Sprint’s new Direct Connect platform, is exclusively theirs. PhoneNews.com referred to Verizon’s new, upcoming PTT platform as QChat, because of the underlying technology being heavily based in QChat according to sources. However, Sprint’s clarification does little to update the status of Verizon [...]