Skype intros new Wi-Fi phones

by admin July 21, 2006 at 6:00 am

Internet phone provider Skype is expanding its Wi-Fi calling options with the launch of three new wireless phones that will have the Skype Internet calling software embedded.

On Thursday Skype announced it will sell new Wi-Fi phones from Belkin, EdgeCore and SMC on its Web site. Skype announced in January at the Consumer Electronics trade show in Las Vegas a deal with Netgear to sell its Wi-Fi phones.

The new phones, along with the Netgear phone, which hasn’t yet shipped, will be available this quarter, according to a Skype representative.

The phones come preloaded with Skype software for free Internet calls, allowing Skype users to make calls without being tethered to their PCs. The handsets will automatically synchronize to a Skype account and its contacts, and operate when in range of a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Full article: c|net