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..."