Sprint Nextel will officially stop offering additional handsets that run on Qualcomm's two way platfrom QChat. Sprint will focus instead on maintaining iDEN services within their product portfolio. Recently, effort has been made by Sprint to increase the operational proficiency of the network, and even add additional features to their iDEN offerings. Some new devices now offer rpeating alerts, and group chat expansion to 20 users at a time. Sprint sites recent progress in the network, and no doubt the aquisition of IPCS, as a motivating factor behind the descision to focus on iDEN for their two way operating platform.
"As a result of this progress, Sprint is committed to continuing to offer innovative push-to-talk products and services on the gold standard iDEN network," he said. "Sprint will continue to support its existing QChat customer base to ensure their needs are met. However, at this time there are no new QChat handsets on the product development roadmap." said Sprint spokesman Scott Sloat.