Danish company launches new cordless Skype phone
(earthtimes.org) - Danish company RTX Products A/S has introduced a cordless telephone handset that works with internet phone service provider Skype's services and does not require a personal computer, reports Trend.
The company's DUALphone 3088 can also be used as a normal phone using a landline. It works by connecting its base station to both a broadband internet connection for Skype calls and a traditional analog landline connection for making calls over the public switched telephone network(PSTN).
The phone has a simple Skype user interface and possesses almost all the Skype voice features. To use it on the internet, however, the internet connection must always be on.
The phone uses DECT, a wireless technology.
Users will have the option of making a Skype call or landline call and also Skype PC calls, SkypeOut, SkypeIn and Voicemail. The phone is priced 159 euros.
RTX has a Skype-compatible cordless phone that requires a PC and another phone that conforms to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which does not require a PC.
Skype has a global user base of 136 million.