|Kyocera Wireless provides Tata Teleservices with India's first PTT handset, the KX440|
Posted: 28-May-2004 [Source: Kyocera]
[Kyocera's KX440 becomes first BREWChat handset and first commercial PTT handset available outside the Americas.]
San Diego and Bangalore -- Kyocera Wireless Corp., a global manufacturer of CDMA wireless phones, today announced that Tata Teleservices, India's leading telecom service provider, will launch India's first push-to-talk (PTT) service using Kyocera phones and Qualcomm's BREWChatTM software platform. Tata Teleservices is launching its Tata Indicom Push-To-TalkTM service exclusively with the Kyocera KX440, the world's first commercially available phone supporting the BREWChat software client.
The Kyocera KX440 - the first CDMA push-to-talk handset available outside of the Americas - offers easy-to-use walkie-talkie capabilities over the BREWChat technology platform. BREWChat is the first commercially available version of QUALCOMM's push-to-chat solution specifically designed for CDMA2000(R) 1X Release 0 networks. BREWChat enables Tata Teleservices to leverage its CDMA and BREW investments without having to further upgrade its network, offering exceptional call set-up performance for users and bandwidth savings to Tata Teleservices.
India is one of the world's fastest growing wireless telecommunication markets. According to industry estimates, the country's wireless subscriber base is expected to triple by 2008 to more than 140 million.
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