Nextel Direct Send Picture launched

Nov 07 2005 - 12:39 PM ET | Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel today announced a new feature related to its trademark Direct Connect service. With Direct Send Picture, while in a Walkie Talkie converstion users can take a photo and have it simultaneously seen on both the user's and recipient's phones. Currently only a few Nextel phones have cameras, but a software upgrade will be rolled out to allow more handsets to at least view the photos.

Pricing for Direct Send Picture is $.25 per image, though the service is being run free of charge until March 2006.