Archived from groups: alt.cellular.cingular (More info?)
On Mon, 20 Jun 2005 23:33:40 -0700, "Bill" <BillAustin@comcast.net>
>I have read the term polyphonic and mp3 ring tones, are those two things the
>same or different?
>Will Cingular Motorola V551 phones do both or just one of these types of
Think of polyphonic as midi. The sounds are fabricated by the phone
from a list of notes to play. The Poly part is that there can be more
than one instrument playing at a time. How many at a time depends on
how the music is written and the capabilities of the playback device.
Playback can sound very different on two different devices.
MP3 is a compressed digital recording of actual sound.