Good news Nextel users: Sprint is now offering the BlackBerry Curve 8350i with (of course) PTT, WiFi and GPS. Here's info from the press release:
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone utilizes iDEN technology on the Nextel National Network. It offers Nextel Direct Connect, the only national push-to-talk service in the industry to offer sub-second call set up to the world's largest push-to-talk community with millions of users.
The BlackBerry Curve 8350i is the first push-to-talk BlackBerry smartphone to offer:
-- Built-in Wi-Fi(R) support, allowing customers to browse the Internet and
download email attachments quickly and easily wherever they have Wi-Fi
access, and they can also send and receive emails or browse the Internet
while talking on the phone.
-- Group Connect, enabling customers to instantly set up group
conversations with up to 20 participants.
Additionally, the BlackBerry Curve 8350i smartphone supports:
-- Integrated business solutions, including a large selection of
GPS-enabled solutions and access to thousands of other third-party
mobile applications for jobs such as dispatch operations and fleet and
-- International Direct Connect, whichenables instant connections between
the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
-- Talkgroup, which connects groups of up to 200 people at once within the
same local market and in the same fleet.
-- BlackBerry Device Software v4.6 for a simple and easy user experience
with an updated interface, new shortcuts, an enhanced HTML web browser,
support for free/busy calendar lookups and more.
-- BlackBerry "push" email for easy and efficient delivery of corporate and
-- Robust messaging capabilities with support for popular instant
messaging, multimedia messaging (MMS) and text messaging services.
-- Integrated GPS for step-by-step directions, navigation and local search
as well as support for other location-based applications and services.
-- Advanced media player for listening to music, watching videos and
-- 2 megapixel digital camera with digital zoom, flash and video
-- DataViz(R)Documents To Go(R)preinstalled for editing Microsoft(R) Word,
Excel and PowerPoint files directly on the smartphone.
-- Speakerphonethat provides exceptional sound quality.
-- Expandable memory of up to 16GB through its microSD/SDHC memory card
slot, providing plenty of storage for pictures, videos, music and
-- Bluetooth(R)2.0 support for hands-free use with headsets, car kits,
stereo headsets and other Bluetooth peripherals.
-- Support for thousands of applications, including business, lifestyle and
-- Stereo headset jack for calls, push-to-talk conversations, music and
-- Removable/rechargeable 1400 mAH battery.
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