The Netgear Skype Wi-Fi Phone: now taking pre-orders
In January, we [announced](http://blogs.skype.com/sites/en/2006/01/launching_a_whole_bunch_of_stu.html) that Netgear is going to produce a Skype Wi-Fi phone. Netgear [put up this page on their site](http://www.netgear.com/go/skypephone) where you could, and still can, sign up for e-mail updates.
Two weeks ago, they e-mailed folks that they are now taking pre-orders for this phone on Amazon. And now [there is an official release from Netgear on this](http://www.netgear.com/pressroom/press_releasesdetail.php?id=320).
This is a big deal — it’s the first device in this new category. So it’s new to all the involved parties and we’re looking forward to how people will receive it. Netgear will publish more details about the product as the availability date comes closer. We can say that it is optimised for speaking, and thus the initial version will not have some other functions that might be inconvenient to use from a mobile phone, such as chat or file transfer.
Learn more about the device and news [on Netgear's site](http://www.netgear.com/go/skypephone).