Feeds

Linksys ships Wi-Fi VoIP phone in Europe

WIP330 crosses the pond

Build a business case: developing custom apps

IFA 06 Linksys has at last launched its WIP330 802.11b/g Wi-Fi-connected VoIP phone in Europe - the company's first wireless handset to made available to buyers over here - after announcing the device at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin this morning.

The WIP330 is the successor to the Cisco subsidiary's WIP300 handset - released like the WIP330 in the US back in February this year, but according to Linksys never brought over the Atlantic until today.

linksys wip330 wi-fi voip phone

The handset connects to 802.11b and 802.11g wireless hotspots and incorporates IPv4's Type of Service extension to allow access points to give priority to voice data if they too support this quality-of-service system. It'll work with the WEP and WPA Wi-Fi security standards.

The WIP330 supports the SIP 2 VoIP standard - so it's not Skype friendly - and provides a range of customary phone features, including caller ID, call forwarding, speed dial, last number redial, a vibration alert, call waiting and so on. The handset can initiate three-way conference calls.

The 119g handset sports a 2.2in, 240 x 320, 65,536-colour display and a battery sufficient for three hours' talk time and up to 50 hours' operation in stand-by mode. It has 32MB of Flash memory on board and 64MB of RAM.

Linksys said the WIP330 is available now from Linksys distributors. Expect to pay around €399 (£268/$510) for it, the company advised. ®

Related reviews

TrendNet ClearSky Bluetooth 2.0 Skype handset
Linksys CIT200 cordless Skype handset

IFA 2006: complete coverage

Philips calls up PC-free Skype phone
Samsung readies rival digital music service to iTunes
LG shows off skinny HSDPA clamshell
Pretec unwraps 8GB SD card
Sony preps widescreen sat nav units
Blu-ray Disc launch line-up revealed to Europeans

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)
Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year
Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...
Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?
Steve Jobs had BETTER BALLS than Atari, says Apple mouse designer
Xerox? Pff, not even in the same league as His Jobsiness
Apple analyst: fruity firm set to shift 75 million iPhones
We'll have some of whatever he's having please
prev story

Whitepapers

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 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
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.