no it cannot. however the LG Revolution can.
that's partially right. No phone can do VoLTE at the moment, and the LG Revolution will NOT be doing VoLTE on launch either. Verizon made a test call at CES and it happened to be on an LG Revolution. This was done for demonstrative purposes only. Don't expect VoLTE till next year at the earliest.
So the current crop of 4G phones (e.g., Tbolt/Charge):
1. Don't do voice/data at the same time
2. Won't be able to do it next year when VoLTE is rolled out?
They do voice and data at the same time, voice is currently done over the 1x network, and 4g for data so you can do both at the same time.
The Thunderbolt goes the extra step and supports SVDO-CDMA or Simultaneous Voice and Data Over CDMA as you do NOT have to be in a 4G area to do voice and data at the same time. On the charge you DO have to be in a 4G area to do voice and data at the same time.
and jinwons what chip is that exactly that make the Revolution support VoLTE and the Tbolt and Charge not? Give me proof that it is indeed the chip because afaik VoLTE can be implemented via software since after-all its just voip.
If I remember correctly it's L2000 modem chip that LG put in Revolution for VoLTE. I don't have links on it at the moment but will post here when I have chance.
OK, here are couple of links about Revolution spec. You can see it has L2000 LTE chip that enables VoLTE.
Verizon LG Revolution Developer & FCC Specs Reveal FM Radio & More | LG-Revolution.net
Verizon LG Revolution Developer & FCC Specs Reveal FM Radio & More
Yup awesome job for a phone junkie btw
Wow, that's awesome job indeed.
I guess time will tell if VoLTE requires hardware chip or not. My reasoning was the fact that only LG revolution got that honor of first phone doing that while there are Tbolt, Charge that came out first with better recognized brand like HTC, Samsung.
Other than brand, what makes you prefer Tbolt than Revolution? To me Revolution is better on internal storage size, screen, battery and possibly camera. It also has HDMI out/mirroring that's not in Tbolt. Have you tested it yourself with Tbolt side by side on those things?
Ill have totake a closer look at the display side by side. It didn't seem to special in the time I've had with it. But ill be sure to post back after I do. And I agree the battery life on the Tbolt is horrific.