Polycom SoundPoint IP335: HDVoice Hits A New Low

polycom 331…price that is. Polycom used VoiceCon this week as an opportunity to launch their newest low-end HDVoice capable desktop phone, the Polycom SoundPoint IP335. An update of the popular SoundPoint IP330/331 models the major changes in the IP335 include support for HDVoice via hardware upgrades and support for the G.722 codec.

The SoundPoint IP335 is a two-line phone with full duplex speakerphone capability. It also features an RJ-9 connection for a traditional headset, a backlit LCD display and electronic hookswitch (EHS) capability. All of these features are upgrades from the prior model.

The SoundPoint IP335 lists at $199 but leading online vendors are showing that the unit will have a street price of around $140. That makes it the very possibly least expensive HDVoice capable desk phone from a major manufacturer. I expect to see some significant action in the low-end of the marketplace as HDVoice becomes more widespread.

Chromis Technology has posted a good independent review of the IP335 based upon their experience in the beta program.