In the Internet you can come across a more detailed info on Xda Atom Life communicator to be released by O2 operator. Earlier the device had the codename Apollo. It was developed by the Taiwanese maker Quanta. The info appeared after the communicator had been approved by the FCC. But at that time there was no info on the main peculiarity – the communicator turned to have 1 GB flash ROM onboard. Other advantages include not big size, FM-tuner, 2-megapixel camera, GSM networking (EDGE) and 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business user, today unveiled its iPhone family of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions. The iPhone family of handheld devices harnesses the power of the Internet to enhance voice communications, integrate compelling information services, and deliver access to multimedia. In short, Linksys iPhones voice solutions and products give consumers the ability to do more with their phone than talk. “As the next generation of handheld devices, Linksys iPhone voice solutions and products are changing the way people communicate with their friends, family and colleagues. They enable compelling internet services, allow consumers to know when their contacts are available for calls, and offer access to personal content like music, movies and live video cameras.” said Mike Pocock, Linksys senior vice president and general manager. “The development of the iPhone family demonstrates our flexibility in selecting the right partnerships, feature sets, and product designs to exceed the demands of even our most connected customers to whom the Internet is no longer a destination, but an inextricable part of their lives.” Since the summer of 2004, Linksys has shipped more than 3 million VoIP products worldwide, including seven phones in its iPhone product line – all immediately available in the United States: iPhone Cordless Internet Telephony Kit – CIT200 iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit – CIT300 iPhone Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice – CIT310 New! – iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype – CIT400 iPhone Wireless-G IP Phone – WIP300 iPhone Wireless-G IP Phone with Web Browser – WIP330 New! – iPhone Wireless-G Phone for Skype – WIP320 Enhanced CommunicationVoice applications are at the core of the iPhone family. However, with iPhone handheld devices, consumers can do more than just dial a phone number and wait to see if someone answers on the other end. Products in the iPhone product line integrate popular communication clients, like Skype and Yahoo! Messenger with Voice, to help enable real-time presence features that can allow consumers to see when their friends and family are online and ready to receive a call. With products in the iPhone family, callers can toggle between the free VoIP calling options available from Skype or Yahoo! and traditional landline service with the click of a button. Information ServicesAs the first product to couple Yahoo! Messenger with Voice and access to Internet services like Yahoo! Local Search and weather forecasts, the Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice (CIT310) has given consumers access to information in a convenient and timely manner. They no longer have to pick up a printed phone book, or go to their computer to find a phone number. By programming the phone with a local zip code, people can search for local business information directly from their phone and then effortlessly place a call to the business with one click. In addition, a weather search setting permits quick access local weather forecast. “Providing consumers the ability to use Yahoo! services to search for local businesses, check weather and have full access to their Yahoo! Messenger Contact List on the Linksys dual-mode iPhone was an important step as the convergence between Web services and handsets continues to advance,” said Jeff Bonforte, senior director of Real Time Communications, Yahoo!, Inc. Multimedia ContentThe iPhone product family also includes products like the Wireless-G IP Phone (WIP330) that integrate the popular standards-based SIP VoIP protocol. Consumers can use the WIP330 to access music, photos, and streaming video from sources on the Internet so they can combine the product with wireless video cameras like the Linksys Wireless-G Compact Video Camera (WVC54GC), to create a real-time home monitoring solution. Freedom from the PCLaunching today, the latest iPhones products help free consumers from the requirement of an always-on PC to make calls over the Internet. The iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype (CIT400) embeds the popular communications client into a cordless phone base station that is attached directly to the home network via Ethernet, making it easy to place calls to other Skype users, mobile phones, or landlines without turning on a computer. The iPhone Wireless-G Phone for Skype (WIP320) makes Skype portable by integrating it into a Wireless-G handset, allowing consumers to place calls from anywhere they can connect to a wireless access point. Both new iPhones products allow free or inexpensive voice calls in addition to real-time contact list access and presence information that lets the user know if the intended call recipient is available. The new phones also support popular Skype calling services, such as SkypeOut, SkypeIn, and Skype Voicemail. “Each generation of phone offerings from Linksys has offered Skype users increased flexibility in how they make calls,” said Gareth O’Loughlin, director of hardware product management for Skype. “We’re thrilled to work with Linksys and give users even more options to use Skype off the PC – whether at home, at work or on the move.” iPhone Family Pricing and Global Availability: iPhone Cordless Internet Telephony Kit – CIT200 – Available globally through e-commerce retailers, retail stores, and VAR partners. Estimated Street Price: $79.99. iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit – CIT300 – Available globally through e-commerce retailers, and VAR partners. Estimated Street Price: $99.99 iPhone Dual-Mode Cordless Phone for Yahoo! Messenger with Voice – CIT310 – Available in the U.S. through e-commerce retailers, and VAR partners. Estimated Street Price: $99.99 New!! iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype – CIT400 – Available immediately in the U.S. through e-commerce retailers, and VAR partners. Global availability through e-commerce retailers, and VAR partners is expected for Q1 2007. Estimated Street Price: $179.99 iPhone Wireless-G IP Phone – WIP300 – Immediately available in North America, Europe and Asia through distribution and authorized VAR partners. Estimated Street Price: $219.99 New!! iPhone Wireless-G Phone for Skype – WIP320 – Immediately available in North America through distribution, online retailers and VAR partners. Europe, Asia and LATAM availability is planned for Q1 2007. Estimated Street Price: $199.99. iPhone Wireless-G IP Phone – WIP330 – Immediately available in North America, Europe and Asia through distribution and authorized VAR partners. Estimated Street Price: $369.99 About LinksysFounded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems Inc., (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the recognized global leader in voice, wireless and Ethernet networking for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com
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