Two tech blogs---Slashdot and Deviceforge--are reporting that Linksys will debut a cordless VoIP handset for Skype customers as early as next week.
Linksys's website offers this description: "Get cordless handset convenience when you use Skype! Now you don't have to sit in front of your computer when you want to talk to your friends." The handset can receive incoming calls, and make outgoing calls via Skype.
Slashdot says the device will sell for $130; it also says that Linksys is requiring that users' PCs run Windows, not Linux.
Skype of course was bought by eBay in a blockbuster deal last year, and Linksys, a former Inc. 500 company and Inc.'s entrepreneurs of the year winner in 2004, is owned by Cisco.
Last updated: Feb 8, 2006
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