As predicted by the Ferret back in April, the FastChat service – which turns your mobile phone into a walkie talkie – is starting to grab attention around the world. Aunty has just picked up on it and so have a number of American news services.
It’s still in early development, reports of lag and variable sound quality are rife, but it’s still a very very cool application for GPRS network providers to sell. Watch it go!
There are reports that Nokia is planning to introduce a walkie-talkie specific phone very soon now. So watch that space!