Sprint has announced that it has launched a new application for Android smartphones that lack the push to talk button called Sprint Direct Connect. The application enables push to talk capabilities for the Kyocera Rise and other devices including the LG Optimus Elite.
The app allows these devices to be interoperable with other push to talk enabled devices. The app supports group connect calls with up to 21 participants and allows notifications when people want to talk to you.
The app offers touchscreen controls and displays an image for the contact that is speaking. Other features include the ability to synchronize contacts with the device’s address book and to create favorites for the most frequently contacted people you speak with.