CES 2006: Netgear launches Skype Phone

CES 2006, Mobile phones, Wi-Fi

Skype and VoIP in general have been big themes this year and there’s a lot of ‘Skype Phones’ kicking about. Technically I suppose this offering from Netgear, purveyor of a huge amount of networking products, has a little more right to that title than most others given that it is not dependent on a PC to work and is in fact a stand-alone phone. All you need to use it is a wireless internet connection and a Skype account, then you enter your details into your handset and make free calls. It also looks pretty smart although you would probably get it confused with your mobile pretty quickly. All SkypeOut functionality works fine too. No word on pricing or availability just yet.


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