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).” [...]

Sprint boasts HD voice in 2012, HTC 4G LTE as “First HD Voice-capable” smartphone in U.S.

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Sprint is playing up HD voice – both in its network and phone “capabilities” in the roll out of its latest HTC Evo.  The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in “the second quarter” for $199.99, with pre-orders starting on May 7.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE has Android 4.0 with HTC [...]

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 [...]

Orange announces Intel-based Santa Clara HD voice phone

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Bucking the ARM trend, France Telecom/Orange has announced it will roll out an Intel Atom-based phone to customers in the UK and France.

The currently code-named “Santa Clara” will run Android and is based on Intel’s smartphone reference design.  It includes an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, plus an Intel XMM 6260 platform for [...]

ZTE plugging HD voice from the get-go at Mobile World Congress

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Out of the rush of new phone announcements coming out of Mobile World Congress, ZTE (zte.com.cn) has captured the essence of plugging HD voice early and often in its rollout of new mobile handsets targeted at worldwide markets.

Leading the pack is the ZTE Era, a 7.8 mm thick device incorporating NVIDIA’s Tegra [...]

Orange announces ZTE San Francisco 2 budget HD voice handset for UK

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Over in the UK, Orange has announced the release date for the San Francisco II smart phone. The budget smart phone boasts HD voice, Wi-Fi signal boost, the latest version of Android (Gingerbread 2.3), and Orange Mobile Mail.  It’ll be available for 99 pounds on a pre-pay plan or free if you sign up [...]

GSA update: Mobile HD voice now launched on 32 networks

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The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) has issued a new report on HD voice declaring “almost half” of EU member countries have commercially launched mobile HD voice services or are engaged in trials ahead of planned commercial introduction.   In addition, the report notes that “operator investment” (i.e., trials and deployments) extend far beyond Europe, [...]

Telstra adds new HTC, Sony Ericsson mobile HD voice handsets

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Telstra has added two new mobile phones, one exclusive (whatever that means these days), to its HD voice lineup – the HTC Sensation and Sony Ericsson Xperia neo.

HTC’s Sensation is an Android phone with a 4.3 inch qHD touchscreen with a resolution of 540×960 pixels, 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 8 MP [...]

More mobile phones shipping HD voice enabled: Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA)

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In a report released on March 9, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) (www.gsacom.com) declared more handset manufacturers are shipping mobile phones with HD voice activated as default.

Phones listed in the report with AMR-WB (Or W-AMR, as the new marketing-speak term appears) turned on from the factory include Nokia C3, C6, C7, E7, [...]