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Mobile operators seek higher sound quality

Music and sound are definitely one of the key selling points of mobile phones, and Japanese operators are concentrating on improving the technology used to produce the sound. For example, researchers at DoCoMo are working on next generation 3D sound technology, which can make mobiles produce sounds that appear to come from different directions. “In a museum, for example, consumers can receive commentaries on their phones as if they were coming from the artefacts themselves, or a business executive could be on a three-way conference call via mobile phone and the other participants’ voices would appear to come from two different directions to avoid mix-ups.”