An article on Australian Financial Review comments on next Toshiba's line of Pocket PC (without giving any model numbers) as a "able to place low-cost calls over the internet".
"Officials at the Japanese electronics giant said the organiser would be able to relay a telephone call over a high-speed internet connection using short-range wireless technology known as wi- fi.
When a call is carried via the internet, the user can circumvent the high call charges telephone companies typically levy on long-distance and international calls. Instead, they simply have to pay for the cost of the internet connection and sometimes a small fee to a specialist service provider.
To cut their phone bills, some companies have already installed special fixed-line phones that can route calls over the internet. The growing number of hand-held, cordless devices that can perform the same task might accelerate the adoption of this technology, which threatens to further erode the prices telephone companies can charge for conventional calls."
I think the magazine refers to the fact that the Pocket PC will have wi-fi and with an appropriate SIP software it can connect to a wireless network for VoIP. Is this the case? IS the software part of the package or the author is just repeating the marketing blah blah?
If this is just marketing, than this is no news - just a XTEN or other software to a wi-fi or Bluetooth enabled Pocket PC and do it now.