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voice quality

The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network

Vonage challenges Skype with new iPhone app featuring 30 percent cheaper VoIP calling

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VoIP startup Vonage is determined to continue challenging Skype and other VoIP incumbents so today they issued a brand new iPhone app called Vonage Mobile. Replacing their previous iOS offerings Time to Call and Vonage Mobile application for Facebook, the new program boasts up to 30 percent lower international per-minute...
Vonage challenges Skype with new iPhone app featuring 30 percent cheaper VoIP calling

Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities

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Looks like Nuance has been up to more than just updating its myriad applications. The company has announced that it will acquire San Jose-based Ditech Networks for $1.45 per share, which works out to a net total of $22.5 million. While the boards of both companies have signed off on...
Nuance To Acquire Ditech Networks For $1.45/Share To Bolster Voice-To-Text Capabilities
AT&T backtracks on FaceTime blocking, but some customers are still out of luck

Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has proven to have relatively reliable information over the past several years, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple's notebook lineup at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Intel preparing to launch its latest Haswell processors...
Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

Sprint Set to Offer Cure for Poor Wireless Voice Quality

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Sprint this week said that its new HTC Evo 4G LTE smartphone, along with future phones, will support HD voice....
Sprint Set to Offer Cure for Poor Wireless Voice Quality

Amazon Acquires IVONA Software To Make Its Own Siri

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Amazon has acquired a text-to-voice company IVONA Software for an undisclosed amount. IVONA is a ten-year-old company that is already implemented in Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets. It powers the "Text-to-Speech," "Voice Guide" and "Explore by Touch" features. Now that Amazon owns the technology, it could buff up the product and...
Amazon Acquires IVONA Software To Make Its Own Siri
Is video the future of voice?

AT&T Launches Enhanced Push-To-Talk Smartphone Trial For Businesses

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Though it may not always seem like it, big wireless carriers are still stuck on the concept of push-to-talk communication. It’s easy to see why — instantaneous communication between multiple people can be a huge benefit in certain lines of work, and and catering to those groups often leads to...
AT&T Launches Enhanced Push-To-Talk Smartphone Trial For Businesses

HTC One for T-Mobile: what's different?

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By most accounts, the HTC One is the most compelling Android smartphone on the market today, but only three of the major US carriers are wise enough to sell it. Up until this point, we've put the AT&T and Sprint models through their paces, and now we have an...
HTC One for T-Mobile: what's different?

Nuance buys NASDAQ-listed voice technology firm Ditech for $1.45 per share, or $22.5m

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One NASDAQ-listed firm buying another as voice and language solutions provider Nuance this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Ditech Networks (Ditech) for $1.45 per share in cash, representing a total value of approximately $22.5 million. We’re updating this post with more info, hang tight. Ditech is a...
Nuance buys NASDAQ-listed voice technology firm Ditech for $1.45 per share, or $22.5m
Audience's super-smart audio chips promise far better sound quality for cell phones

AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

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Last month, open Internet advocacy groups threatened to file complaint against AT&T with the Federal Communications Commission due to AT&T’s decision to limit the use of Apple’s FaceTime video calling application. AT&T said that users wouldn’t be able to use FaceTime over its cellular network, unless they were also on the...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Support To Those With Tiered Data Plans & LTE-Capable Devices

With New Windows Phone Models, Nokia Aims to Better Compete on Price

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Although Nokia has gotten plaudits for the hardware and design of its Windows Phones, the company has also been too pricey to fully compete with low-end Android. Nokia Lumia 520[/caption] With the launch of the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 in Barcelona, the Finnish phone maker is hoping to change...
With New Windows Phone Models, Nokia Aims to Better Compete on Price

Sprint to offer higher quality calls through HD voice late 2012

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The HTC Evo One LTE 4G wasn’t the only major announcement Sprint had in store today. The carrier also revealed that it will start rolling out HD voice service, which will deliver better call quality, at the end of the year. The Evo One will be the first phone...
Sprint to offer higher quality calls through HD voice late 2012

The bottom line: iPhone 4 vs. Android’s best (does Nokia, Microsoft, RIM have a chance in getting into the game?)

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So, since I haven’t carried an iPhone around with me for more than a week and I got an up and close look at the iPhone 4 today here’s my list of the pros and cons of iPhone 4 vs. the Sprint EVO or Verizon’s Incredible (the two best...
The bottom line: iPhone 4 vs. Android’s best (does Nokia, Microsoft, RIM have a chance in getting into the game?)
Skype update for Android adds tablet UI

How the iPhone shaped the wireless industry — for better or worse

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I’ve been covering the wireless industry for 12 years, and for seven of those years I was sort of an unofficial wireless consultant for my decidedly non-technical friends. Every few months, I’d get asked my opinion on what phone to buy, and I would go on about 2G versus...
How the iPhone shaped the wireless industry — for better or worse

The Titanic Is Unsinkable!

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The Titanic Is Unsinkable!: Is it just me or does every single comment that Samsung product manager Chris Moseley makes to Pocket-lint read like they’re going to come back to bite him (and his company) in the ass in a few years? “TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How...
The Titanic Is Unsinkable!
Nuance buys Ditech Networks for $22.5M to bolster voice technology

Amazon buys text-to-speech software company Ivona

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If you go buying a text-to-speech software maker, you're not exactly going to stay quiet about it, right? Amazon this morning announced its acquisition of Ivona, the company behind the Kindle Fire's Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features. Ivona, currently carrying the tagline "an Amazon company" on...
Amazon buys text-to-speech software company Ivona

iPhone 5 call quality testing, compared across carriers

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Which iPhone 5 has the best voice quality: Sprint, Verizon, or AT&T? We tried all three out in New York City near CNET's offices for a side-by-side verdict. [Read more]...
iPhone 5 call quality testing, compared across carriers

Amazon buys the company behind Kindle 'text to speech'

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The voice of Kindle now belongs to Amazon. The Seattle  company says it has acquired IVONA software, a company based in Poland that provides the technology for Amazon Kindle features including “text to speech,” in which a computerized voice automatically reads the words of a book aloud. The purchase price...
Amazon buys the company behind Kindle 'text to speech'

VIDEO: Why we still lose our phone connection

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Smartphones may have revolutionised the humble mobile phone but voice quality has barely changed in the last 100 years....
VIDEO: Why we still lose our phone connection

Voice Over LTE Explained: Better Voice Quality Coming Soon to Your 4G Phone

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What exactly is VoLTE (Voice over LTE)? In ten quick questions, we explain it, telling you how it works, when it may arrive, and why you might want it....
Voice Over LTE Explained: Better Voice Quality Coming Soon to Your 4G Phone

Sprint's Giant New 4G LTE Evo Comes with a Kickstand

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As expected, Sprint and HTC used a New York event to announce a new HTC phone – the new Evo 4G LTE phone, exclusively through Sprint. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled the new smartphone, calling it “the gold standard” of Sprint phones, running the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice...
Sprint's Giant New 4G LTE Evo Comes with a Kickstand

Suitable Technologies introduces Beam, the remote presence device (hands-on)

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Telepresence is a booming business these days, with high speed wireless networks enabling plenty of folks to enjoy the pleasures of working (or attending class) from the comfort of home. While some such devices leverage the power of tablets or smartphones, the visual and audio quality such systems deliver...
Suitable Technologies introduces Beam, the remote presence device (hands-on)

Now there’s an iPhone app to pick your iPhone carrier

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Want a new iPhone, but not sure which U.S. carrier is best suited for your needs? Enter CarrierCompare, an iPhone app that uses real network tests in your location combined with crowdsourced data to help you choose the carrier that’s right for you. The app isn’t brand new as it...
Now there’s an iPhone app to pick your iPhone carrier
Sprint to expand 4G LTE to Kansas City and Baltimore this year

Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

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Already using its technologies to power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features on its Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon today announced it has acquired IVONA Software, to being development of its technology in-house and “deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world.” Established in 2001 by Łukasz Osowski and...
Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services
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