MWC 2011: Will all Verizon LTE phones support AMR-WB?

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HD Voice News hates to re-hash other people’s blogs, but will make an exception this week for Mobile World Congress.

From Barcelona and assuming we’re reading the piece correctly, Quentyn Kennemer of Phandroid is reporting that all LTE phones will have support for AMR-WB and wideband calling over LTE; i.e. VoLTE will be wideband […]

CES 2011 Update–Briefing slots are filling fast

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HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be arriving in Las Vegas for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES, for the rest of us) on Tuesday morning, January 4, 2011 and departing on the evening of Friday, January 7.

Between those times, there’s all kinds of “stuff” going on and the number […]

France Telecom asserts leadership with mobile HD voice; Dominican Republic in 2011

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France Telecom (www.france-telecom.com) is counting up its mobile HD voice deployments, along with listing all the compatible mobile HD voice handsets it has in stock and letting slip where it expects to deploy service in the near future.

As already noted by HD Voice News in several forums, Orange Mobile HD Voice is […]

Editorial–Why CES will count for HD voice this year, despite itself

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The 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES – www.cesweb.org) is around two months away, and I already am pricing plane tickets and hotel.   This year’s CES will be a significant show for the HD voice community, even if the show doesn’t have a lot of rah-rah for VoIP or wideband.

Hopefully “The Media” will […]

CSR launches BC6145 for HD voice with mono Bluetooth

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Fresh off of its announcement of the CSR8000 platform and its support of HD voice, CSR (www.csr.com) has launched the BC6145.  The Bluetooth audio platform is designed for mono/lower cost applications.

The ROM-based device is designed to support HD voice call quality A2DP music streaming, bi-directional noise reduction, and ultra-low-power wind reduction (WNR). 

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Tweeted in – Samsung to support HD voice on Windows Phone 7; HTC is passing for now

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The PR manager at Orange UK says he’s “just heard” the Samsung Omnia 7 will be HD voice enabled on its UK network.

Conor Maples (@conorfromorange) is the official “voice” for UK Orange; other details weren’t available via the twitter feed, but last week Orange lined up solidly behind the Windows Phone 7 announcement. […]

Telekom Austria briefly comments on Croatia mobile HD voice rollout; HTC AMR-WB support coming

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Telekom Austria (www.telekomaustria.com) offered some brief comments that shed little light to the company’s future HD voice rollouts.

Vipnet, the Croatian subsidiary offering mobile HD voice, is currently supporting the technology through AMR-WB on the Nokia E5 handset. More handsets are expected, including “HTC and Sony Ericsson that have announced HD voice devices launches […]

Orange expands mobile HD voice across Spain – and throws in incentives to switch.

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Thanks to Ericsson for providing the pointer

Orange (www.orange.com) has expanded mobile HD voice service from Barcelona to all of the region of Catalonia in Spain as of September 10.

The announcement took place last week and was published in both an independent blog post and by the Spain-localized version of Network World. […]

Orange/France Telecom adds more mobile HD voice phones to portfolio, expects France HD service by “end of July.”

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Earlier this month, France Telecom (www.ft-orange.com) added two Nokia phones to its France lineup which will support HD voice, with a Sony phone arriving in early July.  More importantly, the release-in-translation said that its France network would support HD “by the end of July.”

Introduced on June 10, 2010 and currently available at Orange […]

After MWC: Placing bets on the next mobile HD voice handsets

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As France Telecom/Orange announced its plans for covering Europe with mobile HD voice service and AMR-WB, a senior company official said Orange plans to offer 8 mobile HD voice phones in the first half of 2010, with “all” of its handsets supporting HD voice by the end of 2011.   Which vendors are qualified and […]