Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Skype, VOIP handsets on show at Computex: Internet News from The Industry Standard

Skype, VOIP handsets on show at Computex: Internet News from The Industry Standard: "The handset supports 802.11b networks and allows the user to define up to 10 favorite networks or access points for quicker sign-on. Dual signal strength indicators on the display show both Wi-Fi and GSM signal. The handset will automatically route calls via Wi-Fi when within range of a useable signal and switch to GSM when no Internet access is available. Other features include Bluetooth support so that the phone can be used as a Wi-Fi modem.
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A number of companies were also showing handsets designed to be used with the popular Skype Internet telephony system. Most of these are less sophisticated than the SIP models and use a cable rather than wireless technology to connect to the PC. They are basically remodelled headsets but with a couple of advantages: a familiar form factor that people are already used to and a keypad that means users can place calls, answer the phone and cut the call without touching the PC keyboard."
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