BCM WLAN800I VoIP Wi-Fi phone – without the need for a PC

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  Another interesting gadget to emerge from this year’s Computex is the catchily-named WLAN800I phone from BCM, a multi-format VoIP Wi-Fi phone that allows you to use the likes of Skype, MSN Talk and MSN Messenger without the need to turn on a PC.

To use the WLAN800I, you just need an 802.11b/g wireless access point. It supports three-way calling, as well as the ability to connect via MSN Messenger to someone that has a web camera. However, there isn’t one on the phone, so they can’t see you. You can store 10 wireless profiles for quick access when you swap between access points and there’s support for WEP and WPA encryption as well as DHCP and static IP addresses.

It’s also a media player and has 32MB of flash memory, plus 64MB of SDRAM. There’s also a vibration mode, true tones ring tones, a 250 contacts phone book, call history for your last 20 dialled numbers and an embedded web browser. Battery life is around 60 hours on standby, with up to three hours’ talk time.

The WLAN800 is expected to be available from BCM in the middle of July, but as yet, there’s no news of a UK distributor.

Via The Register

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Dave Walker