Originally Posted by iiTTTGii
Same hardware, but not the same Firmware Supposedly it's gonna be running 2.1 and is being released for Nextel Latin America. No word on a US . release
You would think if it's the same hardware that the i1 should be able to receive an update to 2.1 with a wifi assisted OTA update or even via usb data cord and a pc, but then again they couldn't even get the maintenance update right.
From what Ive heard Qchat was never as reliable as Direct Connect/PTT probably the one of the main reasons iden is still around today.
yeah i posted this thread a few days before the i1Q was spotted, hilarious, it is my understanding that sprints long term goal is to move customers away from iden and onto cdma with dc and that brings qchat back into the picture without actually saying it. just angers me that we could all be using the cdma for our nextel 2.1 i1's right now instead of being forced to buy an entirely new device in order to upgrade android.
I get the die hard iden fans and thier devotion is admirable however there are plenty of problems with iden dc that could be improved by qchat for example- the dc alert function could be improved so that if someone was using thier phone when you alert them it would be placed in a queue until call/data finished or even god forbid simultaneous alerts while on calls or data, imagine a phone that allows simultaneous call/data/dc/sms yeah that too. direct send messaging of texts/photos/videos/mp3s/docs would be possible and would create a niche market similar to blackberry messenger. app creators would have a whole new frontier of opportunities for nextel customers to pay for business apps which actually utilize the dc function. for as long as i remember nextel phones have been the elite communicators because of thier cost and functionality, we pay extra, we deserve extra!