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November 8, 2005

Accton launches Skype-enabled Wi-Fi phone

Irene Chen and Steve Shen at DigiTimes:

Taiwan-based Accton Technology unveiled in Tokyo on November 7 its Skype-enabled Wi-Fi phone, the SkyFone WM1185-T, that can be used to make free peer-to-peer (P2P) via VoIP without the aide of a personal computer.

Accton plans to ship 5,000 of the new wireless phones to Skype’s business partners and wireless broadband service providers worldwide for testing in December, with volume shipments slated for the first quarter of next year, according to company sources.

The WM1185 Skype phone, which enables a talk time of up to four hours and a SBT (stand-by-time) of up to 20 hours, is likely to be initially priced at over US$150 in the retail market, according to market sources.

No reviews as yet, but this might be interesting if you have a Wi-Fi home network or frequent places with Wi-Fi hotspots. They are also planning a combo GSM and Wi-Fi phone.

Posted at 8:46 pm. Filed under Accton, Companies, Internet, Skype, VoIP, Wi-Fi

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