Standalone cordless phones from Philips and Netgear coming up
Today, we announced with Philips and Netgear the first standalone cordless phones for Skype that do not require a computer.
There’s a variety of cordless phones already available that plug into your computer. The Philips and Netgear ones are different: they plug directly into your Internet router, so you don’t need an always-on computer with Skype. They also work as standard cordless phones, plugging into your phone line, so you can use them both for standard phone calls and Skype calls.
Neither device is available yet. They say the Philips one will be available for this year’s holiday season, so more news coming in a few months.
Here is a photo of the Philips VOIP841 phone, together with some screenshots.