Nokia Says Operators Want EDGE, Walkie-Talkies
Suddenly, EDGE is all the rage. Once discarded as a needless middle-step in the rapid march to 3G, it’s suddenly looking more and more like a safe resting place on the long climb. Nokia is telling journalists just how much operators are excited by EDGE (leaving out just how much they panned the technology recently). They also say that operators are excited by the new push-to-talk features that are coming out. This, of course, is no surprise, as the carriers are drooling over the potential to replicate Nextel’s higher ARPU’s (something that’s unlikely to happen once everyone offers the feature).
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