Linked by David Adams on Wed 18th May 2011 02:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Are Microsoft, Apple and Google quietly preparing for war with mobile carriers? I think so. With all the advancements in mobile phones in the past 10 years, the part that’s been woefully slow to advance is the phone part. Making calls, placing calls, searching for signal and scrimping minutes hasn’t changed much since the phone came out, because carriers have little motivation for innovation.
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RE[2]: Comment by reldruh
by Neolander on Thu 19th May 2011 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by reldruh"
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Me too. I just dropped my landline phone last year, and I am amazed that I can stream videos and music on my cell phone, but the actual voice quality of calls sounds worse than on landline. Shouldn't the quality of voice calls be better, especially on high end smartphones?

Why should it ? For a very long time, wireless networks had a far worse bandwidth than wired ones, and phones need to keep compatible with the old networks around us.

Let's just hope that next time we design digital communication protocols, we make sure that they can benefit from future, faster networks, by offering better call quality...

Edited 2011-05-19 12:42 UTC

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