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Sony Ericsson To Incorporate Push-To-Talk from Kodiak Into Mobile Handsets

Posted on 24-Aug-2005 00:28 | Filed under: News


Kodiak Networks has announced a global handset licensing and marketing agreement with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. A series of GSM handsets will be powered with Kodiak Networks wireless system technology, which enables a suite of premium, instant voice services applications, including push-to-talk (PTT).

The terms of the licensing agreement include joint marketing and distribution of handsets with the Kodiak client software to multiple wireless operators throughout the world. The Kodiak handset client offers customers innovative applications including Kodiak Instant Calling (PTT), Kodiak Instant Availability (real-time presence updates), Kodiak Voice Bridge (instant group conferencing) and Kodiak Voice Notes (instant voice messaging).

"With the Sony Ericsson licensing and marketing agreement, Kodiak continues to gain momentum with the major handset vendors in the industry," said John Jackson, senior analyst for Yankee Group. "Kodiak's flexible implementation gives GSM and CDMA carriers rapid access to a large and increasing range of PTT-enabled devices, therefore providing end users with a wide variety of handset choices."