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Sprint Readies PTT Android App

5/11/2012 10:33:18 AM Eastern

New Orleans - Sprint plans an
Android app that will expand the carrier's Direct Connect push-to-talk (PTT)
service beyond phones equipped with built-in PTT technology.

During CTIA Wireless 2012, Sprint
product development VP Fared Adib said the app, due "soon," would perform
similarly to Sprint CDMA phones with a dedicated PTT button.

The app-based PTT service is
expected to be fully interoperable with its existing CDMA- and iDEN-based PTT phones.