(geekzone) - 3J Communications, Inc. is introducing its new SkyPartner SP101, a cordless phone that allows users to make both landline and Skype calls.
The new SP101 phone comes with a special SP102 USB dongle and DECT handset, which can be separated by up to 160 feet, enabling users to make Skype phone calls without having to be near a computer, reports Trend.
Consumers using the SP101 will have access to key Skype features such as Voicemail, Call Forwarding and SkypeIn/SkypeOut services.
The user can view their Skype contact's status and profile, and can add or search their Skype friends on the unit's 1.5 colour handset screen. There are separate call lists for both PSTN and Skype Calls.
For multiple users, the base can be registered for up to four handsets so that the unit can be used to make conference and local intercom calls, which can be done between two handsets, even while a third handset is in the middle of PSTN call.
The Skype user interface on the SP101 allows the user to see who is online on the Skype contact list. Making a Skype call is just a push on the CALL' button on the handset.
The SkyPartner SP101 will have an suggested price of US$119.95 in the U.S. and will be available January 2007.