Skype Phones all over the place

Carefully crafted in 30 Jan 2006

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A few days ago I went to FNAC and I was surprised to see literally dozens of USB PC Skype phones (see photo). By coincidence Slashdot posted an article today about this exactly. It seems that opening their API to manufactures and developers was a great strategic decision for massifying Skype hard-phones and gadgetry. On the other hand SIP is an open protocol, it’s been here for ages, there’s lots of SIP providers on the Internet some with Skype a-like competitive prices, and the best phone I could find was Zyxel’s P-2000W_v2, and it’s not much, compared to this “must…. have…. must… buy…”

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