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Walkie Talkie from Microsoft Teams, Samsung

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF)|By: , SA News Editor

Cue the Nextel flashbacks... Samsung Electronics (OTC:SSNLF) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) are bringing back Push to Talk technology with the Galaxy XCover Pro.

The smartphone features a button that initiates a chat using Microsoft's Teams app and is being marketed to firstline workers.

"It reduces licensing and provisioning costs, and it's one less device for the employee to carry," said Emma Williams, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Office verticals.

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