As predicted here at Tech Digest last week, ROK has launched ROK Viper, claimed to be the world’s first ‘no strings attached’ free mobile VoIP application.
ROK Viper is a free software download that connects compatible handsets wirelessly to a broadband connection via Bluetooth – using the internet to carry the call rather than the mobile network. Initially compatible with several Bluetooth-enabled Nokia handsets, ROK aim to add more than 100 mobile handsets to include Java-powered handsets and Windows devices over the next 3 months.
ROK Viper shows the user who, amongst their contacts, are ‘online’ – in the same way that MSN shows who is online at any given time. After that, it’s just a matter of contacting that person. In addition, for those people without Bluetooth on their computers, ROK will be offering an ‘auto-install’ Bluetooth adaptor and application-loaded CD-ROM for sale online.
Which all sounds like good news for us custoners, not to good for the mobile networks. If you want to download the software, it’s available now from www.rokviper.com.
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