Sunday, March 4, 2007

Panasonic Launches $399 Skype Phone

Panasonic Communications (Matsushita) introduced a Wi-Fi phone for use with Skype. This is the first in a series of planned products from Panasonic that will be Skype Certified.

Panasonic is including aWi-Fi base unit that enables the phone to be used without a PC. The AC adapter is compatible with all voltages from 100V to 240V, so it can be used internationally.

Skype features accessible by this phone include:

  • Free Skype-to-Skype calling

  • Online Presence

  • SkypeOut - calling from Skype to traditional landlines or mobiles.

  • SkypeIn - a premium Skype product which provides a number people can call that users answer in Skype.

  • Skype Voicemail - takes your calls when you're busy or offline.

  • Skype Call Forwarding - can be set right from the Panasonic phone.

  • Skype Conference Calls - the Panasonic KX-WP1050 can be added to Skype conference calls.

The MSRP is $399.http;//

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