Skype announced on Thursday that it will launch a set of cordless phones that do not require a running computer to work. The phones will be supplied by the VoIP service provider’s hardware partners. The new class of phone will enable Skypers to make and receive both landline andSkype ( News – Alert) calls without a computer. The first series of products to be launched in this class are the Philips VOIP841 cordless phone and NETGEAR’s cordless phone. ‘We are broadening our reach to mass consumers by offering them the opportunity to communicate via Skype without having to be tied to the computer,’ said Stefan Öberg, general manager, desktop and hardware at Skype in a statement. ‘Skype has already introduced WiFi (News – Alert) phones and Skype for PocketPC wireless. Now Skype is taking the next step and working together with Philips and NETGEAR to introduce PC-free cordless phones. The cordless phones for Skype launched today, give Skype users the flexibility to enjoy free Skype to Skype calls and inexpensive calls to ordinary and mobile phones anywhere in the house, at any time without a running computer,’ he added. Both the Philips and NETGEAR cordless […]

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