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News Category: SKYPE-RELATED
Skype Brings VOIP Software to Sony Ericsson Smartphones 06-21-2010
Skype officials announced that their VOIP software will now run on three Sony Ericsson smartphonesthe Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz prothat use the latest version of the Symbian mobile operating system. The move is the latest by Skype to get its software onto more devices, from traditio ...

Skype 2.0 App for iPhone - and iPod touch: VoIP Calls over 3G Network are now enabled! 05-30-2010
iphone skypeThe new version of the official Skype 2.0 for iPhone has been released which now allows you to make VoIP calls on 3G data network.

In addit ...

Skype for Verizon 3G Announcement Next Week 02-16-2010
The often-prescient DSL reports is speculating that Verizon is set to announce the availability of Skype over their 3G data network next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The two compani...

Windows Mobile gets upgraded Skype VoIP client 07-13-2009
— Jun. 30, 2009 — VoIP software provider Skype has released a new version of its client application for Windows Mobile devices. Skype version 3.0 (left) adds file transfer as well as SMS messaging, and a single installer now supports both touchscreen and non-touchscreen devic ...

T-Mobile Germany 'Reconsidering' VoIP Strategy; Skype Stripped From N97 05-15-2009
When the iPhone application for voice over IP provider Skype was released in late March, T-Mobile Germany vowed to block the app, both physically and contractually. But it looks like the carrier is rethinking its entire approach to VoIP, according to the FT Deutschland, which rep ...

'Star Trek' Fans Get VoIP Phone 05-11-2009
"Star Trek" fans are among the most dedicated fans around. For those who want to take their fandom beyond the show, CNet reports that a replica of the original series' communicator is now available as a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone for use with Internet phone service ...

Skype Offering Country Unlimited Plan for $6-Month 05-08-2009
Skype has a new plan that sounds pretty excellent for those who talk a lot to family overseas. $6 a month buys you unlimited minutes to more than 40 countries. The catch? The plan is valid for Skype...

Build a Skype Server for Your Home Phone System 11-28-2008
Build this Skype server to provide 24/7 phone service through regular phone handsets in your homeand save a bundle of money in the process!

One irritating feature of Skype is that it must be running on a computer for you to make and receive calls. That is, when your computer ...

Technophile: The Skype Phone 07-24-2008
The WP-S1 Skype Phone from 3 ( three.co.uk ) is not what most people would initially expect a Skype phone to be. As much as I wish it was, it isn't a Wi-Fi based VoIP phone that surfs the net for free and allows you to make extra-cheap calls to any friend's number miles and ...

Skype 4.0 Beta for Windows released today 06-26-2008
Skype has announced that an updated test version of their web communications programme, Skype 4.0 beta for Windows , is available for download today.

The 4.0 version, released just under four and a half years after the original Skype programme, is designed to be more user-fri ...

Skype adds Java-based VoIP client 05-07-2008
VoIP software provider Skype is beta testing a Java-based version of its flagship VoIP soft-client. The new "mobile Skype" software is currently available for about 50 Java-enabled mobile phones, including devices made by Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson. ...

Skype Debuts Dirt-Cheap International Calling Plans 04-23-2008
Voice over Internet protocol service provider Skype announced new and expanded calling plans Monday. The new offerings will enable subscribers to make calls to more than one-third of the world's population for a single monthly flat rate, the company said. The three new subscripti ...

Skype offers unlimited international calls for $10 04-21-2008
Skype announced on Monday it will offer unlimited international calling to land lines in 34 countries for $10 a month under its Unlimited World plan. In a few countries, including US, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, the VoIP company's newest plan includes calling to cell ...

FaceTime provides malware prevention for Skype VoIP and chat software 03-25-2008
FaceTime Communications Inc., a provider of solutions that control Internet and unified communications (UC) in the enterprise, announced last week enhancements to its Greynet Enterprise Manager (GEM), including detection of malicious URLs (Uniform Resource Locator) entering the e ...

Report: Sony To Announce PSP Skype Functionality 01-03-2008
Long rumored as an eventual update to its handheld, the official site for Sony's presence at the forthcoming CES show has revealed that VOIP provider Skype will be bringing integrated voice chat to the PSP in North America. The PSP's role in portable communication has long been ...

Skype fixes critical security flaw 12-09-2007
The VoIP company has faced criticism for its handling of a major security hole, while also coming under fire for allegedly ignoring users' bug reports

Skype 2.7 beta brings Leopard, better video support 12-05-2007
The internet telephony firm Skype released a new beta of its next generation VOIP software. First released in August, the new Skype 2.7 beta adds support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Apple latest operating system, and also brings better video resolution. The company said that video ...

Skype's 'Make-or-Break Year' 12-03-2007
EBay may be more apt to sell the online phone service if new initiatives, including a digital-content push and a potential social network, aren't successful

Skype's future plans may include sampling, selling of eBay digital content 12-03-2007
That's what Business Week writer (and fellow Portlander, I might add) Olga Kharif seems to think.In an article she posted earlier today, Olga says that Skype -owner eBay isn't giving up yet. Citing sources, Olga maintains that the next major Skype software upgrade, anticipated ea ...

Skype 2.0 vs. Ekiga for Linux 12-03-2007
Mad Penguin: "Many of us wonder, why is there so much excitement over Skype when, at its core, Ekiga is a more robust application with even more maturity behind it...?"

Check Point Touts Skype Blocking Technology 09-25-2007
Check Point Software has beefed up its enterprise security gateways, in an effort to protect corporate networks against the risks associated with IM and peer-to-peer application such as Skype.

REVIEW: Philips SPC325NC Skype Webcam and Headset 09-22-2007
Last week, I gave you a quick hands-on video with the Philips SPC325NC USB Color Webcam with Headset Starter KitJAJAH Cuts the Cords With "NO HEADSET" Campaign 06-21-2007
JAJAH, the world's most innovative communication company, announced today its "No Headset" campaign and Web site, using the slogan "If You Liked Skype, You'll Love JAJAH." The "Skype alternative" campaign is designed to make the public aware that there is no better way to make fr ...

IOGEAR GBHFK201W6 Portable Bluetooth Speakerphone 06-20-2007
Hands-free without the headset

If you don't like headsets, then IOGEAR's catchily named GBHFK201W6 could be the hands-free speaker for you.

Suitable for use in the home, office, or on the road, it can be used with any Bluetooth mobile phone and could also be used for VoIP c ...

IOGEAR GBHFK201W6 Portable Bluetooth Speakerphone 06-19-2007
Hands-free without the headset

Skype goes out to mobile phones 06-13-2007
Assuming you know who you're going to call Skype Pro customers can now make international calls from their mobiles or any other phone at Skype Out rates, provided they've pre-registered the numbers they want to call.

ANYCOM Technologies Announces DYO Multipoint Bluetooth Headset 06-11-2007
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.----ANYCOM Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of wireless data communication and Bluetooth technology announces its new DYO Multipoint Bluetooth Headset. The DYO allows users to connect the headset with two Bluetooth devices with the hands-free profile a ...

Mvox Introduces World's Smallest, Portable High Performance Speakerphone for Skype, Yahoo!, Google, AOL and Avaya 06-04-2007
Mvox Technologies, Inc. today announced thatits new Duo, a high performance, mobile Bluetooth speakerphone, supportsInternet calls over Skype, Yahoo! IM, Google Gtalk, AOL, Gizmo Project,Avaya, among other VoIP clients.

Jenne Distributors to Carry VoSKY Exchange PBX-to-Skype Gateway 06-02-2007
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 8 // -- VoSKY Technologies today announced a key new distribution agreement for its family of VoSKY(TM) Exchange PBX-to-Skype gateways with Jenne Distributors, a leading North American distributor of business telephone, computer telephony, A/V, Data and Con ...

Wireless headsets offer superior sound, sleek design 05-28-2007
Bluetooth hands-free headsets for cell phones are pretty standard fare these days -- you hardly ever see someone with a wire coming from their headset to their phone any more.

Google Talk Dialpad PC to Phone VOIP to Challenge SkypeOut? 05-24-2007
Google appears to be about to take on Skype and other VoIP services with the addition of a dialpad to Google Talk. Members of the Google Blogoscoped forums found this image and some basic information on the new application from an internal Google apps resources overview [which ha ...

News: SoundTech offers LightSnake iChat multimedia headset 05-23-2007
SoundTech's LightSnake iChat is a multimedia headset with an earbud style design that lights up when it senses sound.

SoundTech Professional Audio on Tuesday introduced the LightSnake iChat, a Mac and PC-compatible multimedia headset designed to work with voice applica ...

Jenne Distributors To Carry VoSKY Exchange PBX-To-Skype Gateway 05-21-2007
VoSKY Technologies recently announced a key distribution agreement for its family of VoSKY Exchange PBX-to-Skype gateways with Jenne Distributors, one of the leading North American distributor of business telephone, computer telephony, A/V, Data and Convergence products.

Skype to launch its own games portal 05-20-2007
Communications website Skype announces it plans to launch its own games channel.

Skype Calls on Wal-Mart 05-20-2007
In a sign of the increasing popularity of VoIP phone service, Skype announced a distribution deal with the giant Wal-Mart chain of stores this week.

3 UK promises free mobile Skype calls until the end of time 04-26-2003
While most carriers are having quite a tift about Skype intruding on their territory, UK-based 3 is letting customers use unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and messages without any extra fees. The new rules start May 1st for any compatible 3 headset, and later this summer it'll expa ...

Skype Eyes Business Dollars With SIP Service 03-27-2003
Skype aims to make good on its promise to get a slice of the big business pie -- and help eBay recoup on the VoIP unit's multibillion-dollar price tag.

SkyWi, Inc. Announces Intent to Sell VoIP Operations to Telekenex 02-06-2003
SkyWi, Inc. today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding to sell all its VoIP operations to Telekenex, Inc., a well established 15 year-old national VoIP provider based in California.