September 1, 2010
Now you can even make HI-Def phone calls thanks to Orange’s new service
The world is just about done with standard definition and mobile operator Orange has taken that to the next level in the mobile world by launching High definition phone calls. In case you’re wondering just how a call can get to be of HD quality, Orange says that the tech will double the frequency range available for calls with out it having any actual impact on the mobile network’s performance. The new set up works in a way similar to a handset’s voice cancellation system – Speech will be encoded and designed to isolate voice sounds from noise. Of course this will still involve you buying a new handset that will support this new system. Some handsets that already support it include Nokia 5230, Nokia X6, Nokia E5 and Samsung Omnia Pro. The only problem is if your reception sucks, HD calls won’t do you any good. Although there’s no word yet, I’m sure this will be an add-on service you’d need you’d pay for. This may be the only time I’ll say this but in this case Standard Definition will suite me fine.