Though it’s been something available on the QT for awhile, Sprint today has officialized its CDMA + iDEN hardware, merging the wireless provider’s own network with forever-ago purchased Nextel. This means a Sprint phone can have all the CDMA features (cheap calling plans, for example) and get the iDEN’s Push To Talk with other Sprint and Nextel handsets.
In addition to marrying the technologies into its Motorola handsets, Sprint is also renaming the phones with the dual-network capacity as the “PowerSource” Blend and Buzz. It seems that model numbers are fading fast, which will only serve to confuse people about which version of which they’re getting (do you know how many different RAZRs there are? Lots).
Press Release [Sprint dot com]