Verizon confirms VoLTE plans for next generation voice network, video calling

By on February 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM.

Verizon confirms VoLTE plans for next generation voice network, video calling

Verizon has confirmed to CNN that it will utilize Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) for its next generation voice network. The company is expected to make a public announcement, and host demonstrations, at next week’s Mobile World Congress. In the future, Verizon hopes to route all voice and video calls, text messages, and data packets over its LTE network.

“Calls between VoLTE-equipped smart phones will sound better,” notes Verizon. “The ‘high-definition’ audio fidelity will be a major selling point.”

The report also notes that VoLTE will allow simultaneous voice and data usage — a capability currently unavailable to most CDMA handsets. Verizon declined to comment on how it plans to price and roll-out VoLTE, but we’re sure it will be a slow transition. Hit the read link to check out the full report. More →

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UPDATED: DROID X, DROID 2 over-clocked to a face melting 2.0GHz [UPDATE] make that 3.0GHz

By on October 22, 2010 at 12:35 PM.

UPDATED: DROID X, DROID 2 over-clocked to a face melting 2.0GHz [UPDATE] make that 3.0GHz

Wondering just how much juice could be squeezed from your Motorola DROID X or DROID 2 after seeing T-Mobile’s G2 up-clocked to 1.42GHz? Well, wonder no more. Droid-Life is reporting that two users from Team DeFuse have managed to over-clock both the DROID X and DROID 2 from 1.0GHz all the way up to 2.0GHz. The blog also noted that the duo is working to “make the release stable,” which would be pretty impressive. We haven’t seen any benchmark statistics emerge from the severely over-clocked handsets, but we’re sure it is only a matter of time. Hit the break to see a short video showing the D2 running at warp speed.

UPDATE: Matt from Team DeFuse just hit us up with an update. He’s managed to ratchet up the DROID 2 up to 3.0GHz. Nice work Matt, keep a fire extinguisher close by though!

UPDATE 2: According to a tweet by the developer of SetCPU, this is all a hoax: “Okay, the 2GHz video is a deliberate and obvious hoax, not even confusion.”

UPDATE 3: Matt hit us up again with another, very not fake, video of his DROID 2 running at 3.0GHz. We can’t take all this blogging drama on a Friday. Hit the jump for the new video. More →

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Samsung releases OTA update to address Vibrant GPS issues

By on October 7, 2010 at 1:50 PM.

Samsung releases OTA update to address Vibrant GPS issues

If you’re a Samsung Vibrant owner, you’re going to love this news. The company has announced that an over-the-air update, being referred to as JI6, is now rolling out to address that pesky GPS issue Galaxy S devices have been plagued with. The announcement, which came via Twitter, did not specify any other issues being addressed by said update. When you get the new bits onto your handset, let us know how your GPS performs.

[Via Engadget] More →

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