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Skype Phone I

Via Geekzone. Add this to Skype Business Model (See also Red Herring). thinking for a September European Launch. Some of the other product Siemans announced at CeBIT look desirable. This one would eliminate a couple of plugs and more.


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Siemens is launching the Gigaset M34 USB PC Adapter. This is the world’s first consumer Internet telephony and messaging solution for cordless phone products. Developed in partnership with Skype Technologies, the peer-to-peer telephony company, this product merges data and voice communications technology in a simple and intuitive platform, expanding the frontier for consumer choice and flexibility in communications.

This new telephony product allows consumers to easily utilize and manage all of their traditional Internet applications such as instant messaging, chat, buddy lists, Internet radio and emails, from their Gigaset handset, wherever they are in the home.

Gigaset M34 USB PC Adapter offers an open interface to enable third party solution providers to integrate cordless phones into their applications for VoIP, messaging and home control. To encourage developers Siemens provides a free Software Development Kit (SDK), Internet-based support, as well as 24 hours hotline via the Siemens mobile developer portal. The portal contains detailed information about the interface, the SDK and the hardware and tool environment.

The Gigaset-Skype Internet telephony solution is the first product from the Siemens Cordless Product VoIP Integration Roadmap that will soon include Gigaset Residential Voice and Data Gateways, and Gigaset WiFi devices.

The Gigaset-Skype I
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At http://www.summitcircle.com/ I’ve been collecting links to “skype phones”.

What I've found interesting as I collect these links is the evolution of an entire eco-system of companies around Skype.

In my opinion, if Skype can successfully leverage this eco-system that they have created then they will make significant long term profits.

However, business models like this can be difficult. Java and Sun is one example of a company that failed to make significant profit from an eco-system that they created.
Here is the list of “Skype Phone” vendors that I have collected, this list is growing almost daily at this stage:

http://www.summitcircle.com/wsnlinks/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=7

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