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Orange UK Launch HD Voice – A Great Improvement

Orange UK recently launched HD voice, which will give users much better audio quality during voice calls, I must admit I didn’t really think this was necesary at first, however the improvements are great.

If you scroll down you can see a video showing standard voice vs HD voice, it is a similar jump in quality as CD vs cassettes. I beleive that all carriers will soon begin offering a HD voice service.

At the moment there are only a handful of Orange handsets that support HD Voice, these are the Nokia E5, X6, 5230 and the Samsung Omnia Pro, however I am sure future devices will support HD voice as standard.

To give you a rough idea of how vast the improvement really is a standard phone call transmits audio at 6.6 kbps with frequency range of 300 to 3400 Hz, whereas a HD voice call transits audio at up to 23.85 kbps and a frequency range of 50 to 7000 Hz.

It is thought that this improvement will cause a lot more stress on Orange’s 3G network, let’s just hope Orange’s network is ready.

Do you feel the HD voice will become the standard in the future?

Source: IntoMobile

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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