Push to talk over Cellular (PoC) is felt by the mobile phone business to become an exciting advance for consumers and business user alike. PoC give a walkie-talkie style connection between two phones.
Nokia have been working on the technology for a while and have developed an open standards approach, which they have put forward to the OMA (Open Mobile Alliance) for use by the industry. They currently have it on trial with 30 operators around the world.
To underline how useful it is, Nokia must be pleased to announce today that Samsung will be releasing products in 2004/5 that will use the standard.