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LinuxDevices: Skype Debuts Linux-Powered Cordless Phone

Sep 03, 2006, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"Skype on Aug. 31 introduced a pair of cordless VoIP phones that work without being connected to a computer, via a DECT basestation that attaches directly to broadband and POTS lines. One of the two--the Philips VOIP841--uses Linux as its embedded OS.

"The phones, which use DECT as their wireless connection, integrate both normal and Internet phone calling. To accomplish this, each phone comes with a DECT basestation, which the user plugs into both a broadband connection and a 'traditional' (aka 'POTS') phone line..."

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