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Skype breaks free from the PC



 
 
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Old November 23rd 06, 06:49 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
divoch
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From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)

divoch


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Old November 23rd 06, 07:55 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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"divoch" wrote in message
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From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)

divoch

the siemens phone appear to be much better and Cheaper by £20.

Yaz


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Old November 23rd 06, 08:40 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian
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On 2006-11-23, Yaz wrote:


"divoch" wrote in message
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From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)

divoch

the siemens phone appear to be much better and Cheaper by £20.


Which Siemens phone is that? And why is its functionality better?

Brian.
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Old November 23rd 06, 08:54 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian
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Default Skype breaks free from the PC

On 2006-11-23, divoch wrote:


From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)


A good find. What do reckon? Is it a candidate for elevation to
supernode status?

Brian.
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Old November 23rd 06, 08:59 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian A
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On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 19:40:40 +0000 (UTC), Brian
wrote:

On 2006-11-23, Yaz wrote:


"divoch" wrote in message
...

From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)

divoch

the siemens phone appear to be much better and Cheaper by £20.


Which Siemens phone is that? And why is its functionality better?

Brian.

If you read the article on 'Pocket-lint' all will be revealed !
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Old November 23rd 06, 09:13 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian
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On 2006-11-23, Brian A wrote:
On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 19:40:40 +0000 (UTC), Brian
wrote:

On 2006-11-23, Yaz wrote:


"divoch" wrote in message
...

From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)

divoch

the siemens phone appear to be much better and Cheaper by £20.


Which Siemens phone is that? And why is its functionality better?

Brian.

If you read the article on 'Pocket-lint' all will be revealed !


I did read it and it passed through my mind that comparing a SIP device
with a Skype device wasn't entirely valid. In fact, without resurecting
the protocol argument, I'm inclined to think it had little merit as an
introductory review.

Brian.
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Old November 23rd 06, 11:09 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian A
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Default Skype breaks free from the PC

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 19:54:24 +0000 (UTC), Brian
wrote:

On 2006-11-23, divoch wrote:


From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)


A good find. What do reckon? Is it a candidate for elevation to
supernode status?

Brian.

The question is would you sooner spend £79/ £99, depending on which
one you choose for your Skype phone or buy a SIP ATA and attach it to
a set of standard DECT phones ?
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Old November 24th 06, 12:01 AM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian
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On 2006-11-23, Brian A wrote:

On Thu, 23 Nov 2006 19:54:24 +0000 (UTC), Brian
wrote:

On 2006-11-23, divoch wrote:


From Pocket-lint
http://tinyurl.com/y4mxol

I came across this by chance (while looking for Digital TV with integrated
PVR)


A good find. What do reckon? Is it a candidate for elevation to
supernode status?

Brian.

The question is would you sooner spend £79/ £99, depending on which
one you choose for your Skype phone or buy a SIP ATA and attach it to
a set of standard DECT phones ?


Remind me never to be do whimsy after a port or two.

Apologies if I am misunderstanding you. The Siemens C461 IP is a SIP
phone; the DUALphone 3088 is a Skype phone. Both connect to a router so
do not rely on a computer for their operation. Asking which one to
choose for a Skype phone has only one answer.

As for buying a SIP ATA/DECT phone combination - doesn't the the C461 IP
embody that? Also, isn't the 3088 essentially a Skype ATA?

Brian.
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Old November 24th 06, 02:58 AM posted to uk.telecom.voip
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Brian:
Also, isn't the 3088 essentially a Skype ATA?


Since ATA stands for Analogue Telephone Adapter, then the answer is NO.
There can't be one, because Skype need more functionality then just plain
touch phone.
Regards,
Martin


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Old November 24th 06, 01:43 PM posted to uk.telecom.voip
Brian
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On 2006-11-24, Martin² wrote:

Brian:
Also, isn't the 3088 essentially a Skype ATA?


Since ATA stands for Analogue Telephone Adapter, then the answer is NO.
There can't be one, because Skype need more functionality then just plain
touch phone.


What additional functionality is needed that isn't provided by the
3088's interface? Isn't it an ATA/DECT combination? How about the C460
IP? You don't say whether it qualifies as ATA/DECT.

Both the 3088 and C460 IP convert an analogue signal to IP packets. An
ATA does this. Maybe they are better thought of as cordless IP phones.
Whatever category they are put in, both operate without a computer being
on - which is an interesting development in the technology.

Brian.
 




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