Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/01/philips_dect_skype/

Philips calls up PC-free Skype phone


By Register Hardware

Posted in Personal Tech, 1st September 2006 11:28 GMT

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Philips today broke the connection between Skype and computers by launching a DECT cordless handset capable of hooking up to the internet and initiating VoIP calls in its own right. Dubbed the VOIP841, the handset is expected to ship before Christmas, though Philips didn't say what it plans to charge for the device. The company's move follows similar devices announced earlier this year by Panasonic and Logitech. ®