Panasonic to Produce Skype-Compatible Wi-Fi Phone
Panasonic is in the process of creating a Wi-Fi phone that will work with the Skype VoIP service. Skype features such as SkypeOut, SkypeIn, Skype Voicemail and call foarding will all be available on this product. The Skype-certified phone is planned for availability in Q4 2006.
Panasonic has already released other VoIP products, including the Panasonic KX-TGA575S, a USB adaptor for use with three of their 5.8GHz Digital Expandable Cordless Systems (KX-TG5761S, KX-TG5771S, and KX-TG5776S). The device puts Skype information (contact list, call log, etc.) onto the handset to avoid the need for the user to be in front of a computer to make VoIP calls.
Mike Timar, national marketing manager, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, said, “This new Wi-Fi phone for use with Skype follows the shift toward Internet calling entering the mainstream consumer market.”
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