Embedded Skype Phones Will Be Available Late Summer

To operate Skype, you need to have your PC turned on, and you probably talk via a connected headset.

That's a pain if your PC isn't on, or if your PC isn't beside you, for example.

So a number of vendors are working on phones that have Skype embedded within them. An example is NETGEAR's WiFi Phone. This looks like a cell phone, and connects over WiFi. Expect such products to become available late summer.

... David Ferris, with thanks to ActionTec's Gunjan Bhow

One Comment

  1. Posted April 4, 2006 at 10:24 PM | Permalink

    Provided the Netgear WIFI phone is released sometime within the next month or so a lot of people are going to be dissappointed as Vonage already has a WIFI phone available. The Netgear phone should have been available at the end of the first quarter and they have missed that mark, they should at least have a press release telling people something. Hopefully we will see it soon.

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