Skype Adds To The Gadgets On Your Desk With A Cordless Skype Phone
from the ooh,-single-purpose-phone...- dept
Skype has been talking about a Skype handset before, and now it's apparently coming out. Tom Keating has the scoop and a detailed review of the new Skype cordless phone built by Linksys. From the description, it certainly sounds like they did a lot of things right for what was being built. However, what remains to be seen is whether or not the Skype revolution needs its very own proprietary handset. Most people already have a phone. In many cases they have more than one: a landline or a VoIP line and a mobile phone. This new device has to be separate from all that. So, now you have a third phone that only works if your computer is on and has to work through Skype. This isn't convergence... it's just adding to the pile of gadgets.