Sprint, Verizon race on ‘push to talk’

The two carriers both plan to have a copycat of Nextel’s walkie-talkie feature this year. But who’s going to win the race for No. 2? [CNET News.com Communications]

Who will beat the latency issue first is what this race is really about. Only Nextel has figured out how to keep PTT connection timings between handsets less than a second even with a national range. More than than and the service becomes to frustrating to consider using.

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