1. MotoDroid's Avatar
    (2) new Nextel phones have been released recently: Motorola I886 and Motorola I686!!!!!
    02-03-2011 08:53 PM
  2. MotoDroid's Avatar
    Also jus released is the Sanyo Pro700 a Sprint Device with Nextel Direct Connect.
    02-08-2011 07:46 PM
  3. Triple Threat's Avatar
    Also jus released is the Sanyo Pro700 a Sprint Device with Nextel Direct Connect.
    The Pro700 is NOT a new release. It was released with the Pro200, Motorola V950 and the LG LX400 about 2.5 years ago.
    02-08-2011 10:49 PM
  4. MotoDroid's Avatar
    I stand corrected the Sanyo Pro 700 is not a new device,I guess they are jus reselling them on their site.
    02-09-2011 10:01 AM
  5. Triple Threat's Avatar
    That whole family of devices was an attempt to take Nextel's, Push To Talk (PTT) and make it CDMA friendly. They used "Q-chat" for PTT. Without getting to techy, it's basically a VoIP form of PTT that was developed by Qualcomm, that Sprint was hoping would let them phase out the iDen network that Nextel currently runs on. They didn't work quite as well as hoped for and there aren't any plans for new devices that use this form of PTT.
    02-09-2011 09:14 PM
  6. MotoDroid's Avatar
    Dont know why they dont jus improve the Iden technology which they could instead of tryin to make a new technology,you jus cant beat Nextel`s PTT period. Sprint has tried themselves,Verizon tried again,ATT has tried,Sprint should jus improve the Iden and stop playing around.
    02-10-2011 07:44 AM
  7. skife's Avatar
    Dont know why they dont jus improve the Iden technology which they could instead of tryin to make a new technology,you jus cant beat Nextel`s PTT period. Sprint has tried themselves,Verizon tried again,ATT has tried,Sprint should jus improve the Iden and stop playing around.


    you'd have to understand the technology behind it.

    basically iDen doesn't run on the right frequency for fast data.
    02-10-2011 08:57 AM
  8. Triple Threat's Avatar
    you'd have to understand the technology behind it.

    basically iDen doesn't run on the right frequency for fast data.
    Exactly. iDen is great at PTT but it really doesn't do anything else well. It's data rate would be the cellular equal to dial up. I really don't see iDen lasting longer than 2015. It's a 2g tech in a 4g world
    02-10-2011 04:56 PM
  9. RUSH's Avatar
    I can't remember when was the last time I've seen anyone with a "Nextel" phone.

    I totally forgot all about that carrier.
    02-10-2011 05:00 PM
  10. MotoDroid's Avatar
    What about WIden they started it but pulled the plug, that was a step in the right direction?
    02-10-2011 09:00 PM
  11. Triple Threat's Avatar
    I seem to remember that WiDen was lost when Sprint bought Nextel. I don't remember exactly why, but I seem to remember that it was done to free up bandwidth. I'm not 100% on exactly why though
    02-11-2011 03:43 PM
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