IT EXPO East 2014–Snom, Yealink introduce new phones

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Miami, Florida – Snom and Yealink announced new IP phones at IT EXPO this week.

The snom 715 is a new member of the 7xx series of phones. The full-featured SIP phone includes a dual-port Gigabit Ethernet switch for $139 manufactured suggested retail price. Features include support for G.722 (HD voice), up to [...]

TIA creates four new standards for analog HD voice phones

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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has approved four new standards to cover requirements for analog HD phones to connect to ATAs, MTAs or voice gateways to provide HD voice services via IP.

TIA’s Engineering Committee on Analog and Digital Wireless Terminals (Hmm,there’s an anarchic phrase) TR-41.3 has issued a “call for interest” for the [...]

Latest GSA report: Mobile HD voice on 51 networks, 38 countries, 127 phones

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A pair of reports from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA, www.gascom.com) this week underline the growth of HD voice on mobile networks.  You can now find AMR-WB on 51 mobile phone networks in 38 countries, with 127 “announced” HD voice phones from 14 manufacturers.

HD voice is getting customers to make more or [...]

Swissvoice adds mobile phone handsets (yes,HANDsets) to HD voice hardware

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Adding a handset to a mobile phone seems counter-intuitive at first, but Swissvoice has a pair of devices that connect to a mobile phone, tablet or PC “allowing for a more comfortable and stylish” conversation, according to a piece from Phone Reviews UK.

Both the Swissvoice ePure CH01 and CH05 handsets combine “cutting-edge” HD [...]

RCA releases Android, HD voice desk phones

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RCA has announced a trio of VoIP handsets for the SMB market, including a high-end Android touchscreen desktop phone.

The “flagship” RCA 1P150 desk phone can manage up to six phone lines and features a 7 inch touchscreen display, with a retail price of $449.  The “tablet phone” also includes phonebook syncing with [...]

ZTE rolls out Grand X smartphone in Turkey

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ZTE introduced the ZTE Grand X dual-core smartphone in Turkey.  The 4.3 inch handset includes a NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core chipset, Android 4.0, and a qHD (960 x 540 pixels) screen along with HD voice support.

Other features include a 5 MP camera, 0.3 MP front facing camera for video calls, Dolby Sound and [...]

Orange rolls out Intel HD voice mobile phone on June 6

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Orange is rolling out the San Diego, an Android smartphone built around an Intel Atom processor and HD voice, on June 6.   The San Diego is the first Intel “powered” smartphone to launch in Europe.

The handset uses the Z2640 Intel Atom processor in combination with the Intel XMM 6260 HSPA Platform.  It [...]

Sprint hypes HTC EVO 4G LTE sales starting at 8 a.m. ET on Friday, May 18

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Sprint (www.sprint.com) has sent out a flurry of announcements this morning trumpeting the arrival of the HTC EVO 4G LTE phone at its stories around the country, including Northern California, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, Miami, FL and the Washington D.C. area.  The press releases all include a reference to “future HD Voice capabilities (1).” [...]

Grandstream announces yet another HD voice enterprise handset

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Over in Germany for CeBIT, Grandstream Networks announced the GXP212 Enterprise HD IP phone. The new phone includes electronic hook switch (EHS) support for Plantronics headsets.

Users can dial using only the buttons on the handset, so one doesn’t need to touch the desktop keypad. Other features include 4 line keys with up to [...]

Acer introduces CloudMobile HD voice smartphone

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Acer is a name more associated with PCs and laptops and the dead netbook in my office. At Mobile World Congress (MWC), the company showed off a pair of fancy new Android phones, the CloudMobile S500 and Liquid Glow S330.  

The CloudMobile has a 4.3 inch 1280×720 touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core [...]