Thursday, December 29, 2005

Wireless VoIP Phone Without a PC from Thomson

Thomson had announced of the world’s first suite of wireless VoIP devices – multiple play residential gateways and IP DECT phones - that integrate wideband audio functionality for an enhanced IP telephony experience.

Wideband audio quality is already the standard for wired VoIP through a computer, but now Thomson is offering the same level in a wireless VoIP application without the need for a PC. Thomson even adds Bluetooth to the mix, and supports H.323, MGCP and SIP protocols.

Near-CD quality sound covering the full range of frequencies audible to most people is immediately perceived by the end user insofar as the quality of the voice connection is much higher than that provided by traditional PSTN telephony.

Thomson's Wireless VoIP Phone are available now worldwide.

Read more: Thomson New Wireless VoIP Phone

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

VoIP Phone : Traditional + Skype Phone in One

SkyTalk is a new 2-in-1 VoIP device that combines a Skype Phone and a traditional PSTN phone.

Key Features:

  • Skype and PSTN phone operation support
  • 50 Skype phone book entries auto link
  • 50 PSTN phone book
  • 3-line LCD Display and LCD contrast adjustable
  • Plug and play installation
  • 30 caller ID incoming calls memory
  • Call waiting support
  • Call forwarding support
  • Speaker phone function support
  • Speech volume selectable
  • Ring type and volume control
  • PBX function setup
  • Skype to PSTN phone driver support
  • IM driver upgrade (MSN, Yahoo, etc)
  • Desk and Wall mountable
  • USB 2.0 compatible

via Traditional PSTN + Skype phone.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Motorola A1200 Smartphone in 2006

The A1200 comes with a lot of business functionalities such as e-mail, MS Word, Excel and Power Point editing, also it can scan business card on spot...

Key Fearures:
  • Web browsing via wireless broadband
  • Support POP3, IMAP4 and SMTP
  • 2.4" QVGA TFT screen (240×320 pixels)
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Business card scanning
  • Built-in 8MB memory
  • T-flash memory card expansion up to 512MB
  • Support Real, MP3, MP4 and AAC
  • Weighs: 95gram (lighter than a RAZR)
Expecting the Smartphone will be available in January, 2006.

More: The New Motorola A1200 Smartphone

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

VoIP Cordless Phone from Philips Nexperia

The PCD8072x baseband chips form the heart of the Nexperia 820 cordless phone system solution, which can handle WiFi, Bluetooth, DECT-including U.S. DECT-or WDCT as their transmission standards.

Customers already working with the Philips Nexperia cordless system solutions can now easily add VoIP to their existing products. Makers can cut lead-time, reduce system cost and provide flexibility for remote software updates because the chips combine high levels of integration with embedded Flash technology.

The PCD8072x family is currently shipping in volume to top cordless phone manufacturers worldwide. It is available as part of the Nexperia System Solution 820 or as a standalone product.

Philips will demonstrate the new VoIP baseband chips at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 2006.

Monday, December 19, 2005

Windows Mobile New PDA with Push Email

Microsoft Taiwan has published, the Gigabyte is ready shipping a new Windows Mobile OEM Gigabyte's g-Smart - PDA in this month (December 2005).

The Smartphone is pretty innovative coming with push e-mail functionality and a built-in TV and FM Tuner.

No details about when it will be available in U.S. and Europe. But one is for sure, Gigabyte's g-Smart PDA is one of the most fascinating Windows Mobile Smartphone for the crowd market.

Key Features:

  • Push Email for Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Wi-Fi wireless (WLAN 802.11b) access to Internet
  • GPRS for cell networks (GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900)
  • Bluetooth connection
  • SMS, MMS and Hotmail
  • Windows Media Player
  • Windows Mobile 5.0 Platform
  • Camera - 2.1 MG pixels camera
  • Voice recording
  • Built-in FM radio
  • Built-in TV support NTSC or PAL
  • USB and miniSD card expansion

For full details of Microsoft's New PDA with Push e-mail or ( English translated version - not 100% accurate)

VoIP PC-Less Video Conferencing from D-Link

D-Link DVC- 1000 i2eye VideoPhone - Video Conferencing over Internet, to bring you and your family, friends and colleagues together.

DVC-1000 i2Eye VideoPhone is a stand-alone device, you do not need a computer to video conference over the Internet.

Key Features:

  • Turns Any TV into a Broadband Videophone
  • No PC is required to use i2eye
  • Up to 30 frames per second for smooth video

Using advanced video compression technology, the DVC-1000 VideoPhone maximizes the image and audio quality within the available bandwidth. The DVC-1000 can send and receive video at up to a full 30 frames per second. It is an ideal solution for consumers and small businesses with high-speed Internet access.

The remote control that is included with the DVC-1000 allows you to easily answer an incoming videophone call or initiate a new one. The built-in caller ID provides privacy protection. You can know who is calling before you answer.

Also, It is a good idea gift for this Christmas ( price aroud $150.00).

Read more at D-Link

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Push-to-Talk VoIP Softphone for Business

Pangean Technologies' insta-REACT! (Real-Time Enablement for Advanced Communications Technologies) - a software-based communications solution used for instant message and instant voice communications within an enterprise.

Unlike most consumer-based IM clients, the insta-REACT! Voice Communications Platform provides secure, standards-based multimedia communications using the SIP protocol over an IP-multicast enabled network.

Its major features include presence, voice recording, global intercom, broadcast and missed broadcast, hoot and holler, instant messaging (IM), push to talk, one-to-one page sessions, and dynamic conferencing.

Insta-REACT is a great solution for when you need to instantly and spontaneously communicate with several co-workers in your enterprise, especially larger organizations that often have employees in several disparate buildings. Using an IP-based solution such as insta-React can save of the costs of a PSTN-based audio-conferencing bridge.

Full review from Tom Keating

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Linux Phones with VoIP Capability in 2006

Trolltech Qtopia Phone 2.2 is the first Linux-based system for phones and wireless handhelds to support VoIP technology, according to Trolltech. It includes a reference open-source VoIP application using the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

Qtopia is a user environment that includes ready-made applications such as a phone dialer, personal information management (PIM) tools, and an email client. Versions of Qtopia Phone are used by Motorola and Chinese handset makers such as Cellon.

Other enhancements in Qtopia Phone version 2.2 include an SMS client capable of sending messages to groups of recipients, and a general revamp of the look and feel of the user interface.

Via: Trolltech

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Vonage-UTStarcom F1000 VoIP Wi-Fi Phone

After a long waiting, Vonage finally brings the co-brand VoIP WiFi handset (UTStarcom F1000) to the market.

Key Feature:

  • SIP VoIP supported
  • 802.11b Wi-Fi
  • SIP messaging
  • 3-Way calling
  • Call waiting
  • Call transfer
  • Call forwarding
  • 5 hours of talk time (50 to 100 hours of standby)

Promotional price $79.99 after instant rebateat at Vonage web site

Note: The phone will only work in areas covered by public hot spots. Fee-based locations such as T-Mobile Wi-Fi available in your local Starbucks, will not work for this phone.

Russell Shaw has some insight on it.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

VoIP Headsets Comparison

CNet have a good VoIP headphone comparison table for softphone user:

These days, standard headphones just don't cut it on the PC. For any interactive application--from online gaming to Voice over IP (VoIP) communications such as Skype--you'll want a full headset rig that adds a microphone to the mix. Unlike the monaural headset for your cell phone, a stereo model will fully envelope you. Some models even up the ante with a virtual surround effect. But the bottom line is that even an average headset will provide you with a better communications setup than dealing with the feedback and noise you'd get from the combination of a desktop microphone and speakers.

Full details at CNet VoIP Headsets Comparison

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

D-Link Business SIP IP Phone

D-Link DPH-140S Business IP Phone is compatible with most VoIP service providers. It operates like a regular telephone, but is especially made for use with a VoIP phone service. With a VoIPphone service and this IP phone, avoid expensive long-distance and international phone toll charges.
The DPH-140S has a built-in Ethernet interface to simply connect to a DSL modem, cable modem, or to your broadband router. Once connected and logged on to the Internet, you are ready to make and receive calls.

Key Features:
• Supports STUN and Outbound Proxy
• Works both on public IP or behind NAT
• Make VoIP Phone Calls over the Internet and Save on Long Distance Charges
• Speakerphone for Hands-free Conferencing
• Large 2.5" LCD Screen Displays Caller ID and Address Book Entries
• One-Touch Voicemail Indicator for Direct Access to Voicemail and more

More at D-Link

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Friday, December 02, 2005

Hitachi VoIP Wireless Phone

WirelessIP5000 is an advanced wireless (IEEE 802.11b) IP phone that allows users to achieve perfect voice communication over an IEEE 802.11b wireless IP network. Not only does the WirelessIP5000 support all of the conveniences and functions of a digital phone, it also perfectly integrates all of the merits and features of analog and IP phones over the data communication system.

WirelessIP5000 provides your own private mobile network for your workplace so you no longer have to miss important calls as you move around your work site. Its compact and light body fits into your pocket, so you can use it anytime and anywhere. It can even be integrated into your existing phone system to provide lower-cost internal and external voice communication.

Check full specification at Veri Lan

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