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Belkin Introduces Skype Wi-Fi Phone

Posted on 21-Jul-2006 10:55 | Filed under: News


Belkin Introduces Skype Wi-Fi Phone
Belkin has introduced the Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype, giving users increased mobility to place free, unlimited domestic and international calls over the Internet to other Skype users, and low-cost calls to ordinary phones worldwide.

The Wi-Fi Phone will ship in North America in August 2006, with launches in Asia, Europe, and Australia to follow shortly.

The Belkin Wi-Fi Phone connects to Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, allowing consumers to easily access their Skype account without turning on the computer. It can be used at home, in the office, or in a free public hotspot. The Wi-Fi Phone works anywhere in the world where there is a free Wi-Fi network, also making it an ideal traveling companion.

Featuring an intuitive interface, the Belkin Wi-Fi Phone incorporates familiar Skype features and is ready to use with free wireless networks. To make a call, users can simply follow the on-screen color menu to locate contacts and view their online availability. The Wi-Fi Phone gives users a familiar Skype experience similar to that on a computer.

The phone supports security with WPA and WPA2 with PSK, plus 802.11b/g compatibility. It is expcted to reach the markets at a suggest price of US$189.99.