You know, it’s taken Sprint 2 years to put qchat into production and in that time the cost of talk minutes have dropped enormously and text messaging uptake has grown significantly. Frankly, I haven’t heard the annoying chirp of the PTT feature in over 18 months except for the two dweebs I used to live next to. They were city workers who drive big trucks, go poaching, and basically were kids playing CB with one another. That’s not really something to dump a large amount of capital into, IMHO.
Tag onto that the fact that the construction industry is absolutely annihilated by the sub-prime market and what you have here is a product looking for a market, 2 years too late. Anyhow, Sprint recently announced the phones that will support this service and phonescoop covered it here.
A few of you check in, so feast upon this: http://us.gizmodo.com/gadgets/cellphones/people-give-up-on-mobile-data-135331.php
Anyhow, please keep in mind that it’s a study done by a group/vendor that wants to sell us “kickass nofault systems” so you sort of have to bear that in mind.
I’ve got a new phone. Actually had it for about a month. It’s the Sanyo MM-5600. It’s pretty slick. Nice ringer speaker, mp3 capability, pretty screen. Lately I’ve been putting some ringers together and sending them to my device. Wish the thing used it’s miniSD instead of just it’s own 3MB onboard for ringers though. What a waste of a slot.
A Picture Share!
Originally uploaded by russkiypenguin.
Tools of the trade for the on-call
It’s not everything that I want but it’s got a nice camera and apparently the reception is decent.
Shame there’s no flash on the bloody thing. Or even better some Palm software…or some bluetooth capabilities?