from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A telephone or telephone attachment that contains both a loudspeaker and a microphone, allowing several persons to participate in a call at the same time without the telephone receiver being held.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker separate from those in the handset.
- n. A loudspeaker on a telephone that broadcasts the sound.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a telephone with a microphone and loudspeaker; can be used without picking up a handset; several people can participate in a call at the same time
Someone, anyone, PLEASE tell me exactly in what respect, talking over a hands-free speakerphone is any different than carrying on a conversation with someone in the backseat?!?
The speakerphone is the biggest problem with the e71.
"More people are working from home and using a speakerphone is an easy way to free your hands and be more productive, and the wireless mic in a Calisto 835 helps ensure you don't sound like you're using a speakerphone," said Amy Huson, senior director of Enterprise Marketing at Plantronics.
Along the top of the speakerphone are the volume controls and the power-multifunction button, which is located next to the headset dock.
They do tell me I sound a bit further using the speakerphone, which is understandable.
I often take my laptop and set it on my counter and use it like a "speakerphone" on my wireless network as I talk to her.
To completely push you over the edge, the Samsung Haven has something called "speakerphone" as well.
Since these netbooks have a built-in microphone on the screen, and speakers under the keyboard, it's easy to Skype on them without a headset in "speakerphone" mode.
Just press the "speakerphone" button and then hang up the receiver.
Just press the aforementioned conspicuous "speakerphone" button, which will immediately glow with a pleasingly light-amber or yellow-gold hue, and you'll simultaneously hear a dial tone via the speaker.