Rumor has it that in the Fall of next year, Sprint will be releasing a new BlackBerry that will bridge PTT networks between Nextel and Sprint subscribers. One of the main reasons that Nextel subscribers have been so slow to move off the iDEN network over to Sprint’s CDMA network is because of imcompatability of PTT between the two networks.

QChat, a PTT technology from Qualcomm, will allow the 2-way walkie-talkie feature made famous by Nextel to work inter-network between the Sprint network and the Nextel network. QChat also runs at speeds that rival what Nextel subscribers are currently used to.

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