Feeds

Linksys preps VoIP handset pair

WIP300 and WIP330 to ship next week?

Boost IT visibility and business value

Linksys will ship a new, slimline standalone VoIP handset next week, according to at least one US e-tailer which this week said it was accepting advance orders for the product, the WIP300. The device operates across any 802.11b/g Wi-Fi network, includes a POP email facility and sports a 1.8in colour display.

The WIP300 doesn't come cheap: VOIPSupply is offering the handset for $250, but it claims that's marked down from $300. For your money you get a mobile phone-like unit that supports the SIP 2 VoIP standard and can reach across the WLAN to your POP 3 and SMTP servers for email access and delivery. If your ISP supports it, the handset will receive SMS text messages too.

According to the e-tailer, it expects to begin shipping pre-orders on 16 February, three months after the results of Linksys' regulatory testing of the handset's radio was published along with photos and a copy of the manual on the US Federal Communications Commission's website.

Interestingly, those documents have the device down as the WIP330, which has a slghtly different design, incorporates an antenna stub, has a speakerphone facility and sports a larger, 2.2in 240 x 320 display. The user manual contains pictures of the handset's UI that would be immediately familiar to anyone who's used Nokia's Series 60 interface - though that's clearly not what the Linksys machine is running. ®

linksys wip300 and wip330 voip phones

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech
Sadly Navdy kit doesn't include Sidewinder missile to blast traffic
Apple takes blade to 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
Shaves price, not screen on mid-2014 model
FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'
Wow, it looks like nothing else on the market, for sure
iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks
New plug not compatible with official Type-C, according to fresh rumors
TV transport tech, part 1: From server to sofa at the touch of a button
You won't believe how much goes into today's telly tech
YES YES YES! Apple patents mousy, pressure-sensing iVibrator
Fanbois prepare to experience the great Cupertin-O
NVIDIA claims first 64-bit ARMv8 SoC for Androids
Mile-High 'Denver' Tegra K1 successor said to rival PC performance
XBOX One will learn to play media from USB and DLNA sources
Hang on? Aren't those file formats you hardly ever see outside torrents?
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.