First Direct Connect push-to-talk CDMA phones announced by Sprint, and they are rugged

First Direct Connect push-to-talk CDMA phones announced by Sprint, and they are rugged
Kyocera DuraCore and Kyocera DuraMax are the first Direct Connect handsets that allow you to use the beloved PTT service on CDMA handsets. We've experienced a few moments when push-to-talk proved indispensable, like in New York during the 2003 blackout, when Nextel subscribers were chatting freely with friends and relatives, unlike the rest of the cell phones services which mostly went down.

The two PTT CDMA handsets will be launched in the last quarter of the year, followed by one Motorola phone. Kyocera DuraCore and Kyocera DuraMax both have color displays - 2" internal and external - as well as Bluetooth connectivity, full duplex speakers and 2.5mm audio jacks. The Kyocera DuraMax supports up to 32GB microSD cards (1GB included) and also has a 3.2MP camera.

Both phones are rugged, with the rubberized Dura-Grip, and comply with military standards for dust, shock and vibration. The Kyocera DuraMax also adds waterproof body, which can withstand three feet immersion for up to 30 minutes.

The rugged Direct Connect handsets will surely be appreciated by PTT fans, and international push-to-talk is coming next year, all the while Sprint winds down its iDEN network, until it shuts it down completely in 2013.

source: Sprint

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  • Battery 1360 mAh(8.08h talk time)



1. Stefon Harris unregistered

hey what about the ic402 blend, ic502 the ic602, the deluxe ic902 and the renegade v950? these are the first of those phones.

2. Mike unregistered

These are CDMA PTT phones The Hybrids which you are talking about used iDEN for the PTT and Sprint for the Voice Basically, the new unit will function the same except everything is now on sprint and iDEN is off it

3. joe unregistered

when will sprint come out with a flip android phone does anyone know

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