Skype cuts out the computer

by admin January 5, 2006 at 9:18 am

Netgear handset connects directly to a router

Netgear has unveiled the first Skype handset that enables users to place phone calls without a computer.

Skype handsets using USB cables or a Wi-Fi connection have been available from a range of vendors including Taiwanese firms Wistron and Accton. But they all require software running on a computer.

The Netgear model is the first to allow users to place phone calls without the need for a PC by connecting directly to a router.

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