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  • Skype confirmed for iPhone, BlackBerry
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    Skype confirmed for iPhone, BlackBerry

    By 30 March 2009

    Further to the news we brought you last week, Skype applications have now been officially confirmed for the iPhone and BlackBerry smartphones. Seen as an aggressive move by the eBay-owned VoIP company, it sees the Skype service move more into the mobile...

  • Skype for iPhone launching next week
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    Skype for iPhone launching next week

    By 27 March 2009

    A Skype application could be launched for the iPhone next week, reports the GigaOm blog. The blog states: "A tipster - a very reliable one - tells me that Skype is almost ready to launch (an) iPhone version, perhaps as soon as next week". CTIA Wireless,...

  • Skype for SIP announced
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    Skype for SIP announced

    By 23 March 2009

    Skype has announced the beta version of Skype For SIP for Business users. SIP, Session Initiation Protocol, is the leading voice over Internet protocol used in business telephony networks globally. Skype For SIP allows SIP PBX owners to make Skype's "low...

  • A quick guide to VoIP
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    A quick guide to VoIP

    By 10 March 2009

    What is it? Standing for, Voice Over IP or Voice Over Internet Protocol – to be more specific. Essentially it’s a way of transmitting voice over the Internet to a similar, or an identical item on the receiving end. This could be software or hardware...

  • Plantronics .Audio 655 USB headset launches
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    Plantronics .Audio 655 USB headset launches

    By 6 March 2009

    Plantronics has introduced the .Audio 655 USB stereo headset for PC-based communications and multimedia. The company claims that the .Audio 655 is the industry's first headset to take full advantage of the "crystal clear audio quality" of calls in the...

  • Skype users get SpinVox option
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    Skype users get SpinVox option

    By 3 March 2009

    SpinVox and Skype have announced the availability of voicemail to text conversion for all Skype voicemail users today. SpinVox converts voice messages to text in English, Spanish, French and German. The messages are then sent by Skype as an SMS text to...

  • Nokia in "rift" with operators over Skype for the N97
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    Nokia in "rift" with operators over Skype for the N97

    By 2 March 2009

    Nokia's plans to offer Skype's VoIP service on its flagship N97 phone are not popular with UK mobile operators, it's being suggested. Mobile Today reports that a "rift" has emerged between Nokia and operators over the Skype plans with O2 and Orange said...

  • Skype comes to Nokia
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    Skype comes to Nokia

    By 17 February 2009

    Skype has announced that it will be bringing its VoIP application to Nokia handsets in the coming months, starting with the Nokia N97 which is expected to be released in June. “Collaborating closely with Nokia to preload and integrate our software onto...

  • Sony Ericsson announces new  panels for the Xperia X1
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    Sony Ericsson announces new panels for the Xperia X1

    By 16 February 2009

    At Mobile World Congress 2008 Sony Ericsson announced the launch of the Xperia X1. This year the company is unveiling four new panels for the X1's customised panel-based homescreen. A CNN panel claims to keep users constantly updated with the latest news,...

  • Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 Skype phone review
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    Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 Skype phone review

    By 4 February 2009

    We love Skype. There, it’s been said. With that in mind, we were pleased to see the slicky-named Asus Eee AiGuru SV1 arrive in the office. If you remember, this is the device that was launched and then retracted back in September 2008. The Eee Asus...

  • Skype 4 - PC review
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    Skype 4 - PC review

    By 3 February 2009

    We’ve been fortunate enough to be using the beta of Skype 4 for many months, but now the application has gone public, is it worth rushing off to upgrade? First of all you'll notice a large cosmetic change. The identity of Skype remains, with the neat...

  • Skype 4.0 for Windows released
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    Skype 4.0 for Windows released

    By 3 February 2009

    Skype has announced the launch of Skype 4.0 for Windows, describing it rather grandly as "the most distinctive new release in the company's five-year history". Apparently based on feedback from tens of thousands of users, the new version offers full-screen...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Dual Skype phone for less than £10
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    Daily Tech Deal: Dual Skype phone for less than £10

    By 2 February 2009

    Are you trying to cut your costs a bit this year? Considered VOiP? As many of you will already know, services such as Skype offer free Skype-to-Skype calls and could be a nice way of reducing your phone bill. For anyone out there who has not taken the...

  • New versions of Skype due February
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    New versions of Skype due February

    By 26 January 2009

    Skype is set to announce new versions of its software application next month at Mobile World Congress Pocket-lint has learnt. The company has said that it will launch "new versions of Skype for various operating systems used in the mobile space", as well...

  • Skype "Lite" release for Android and Java phones
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    Skype "Lite" release for Android and Java phones

    By 8 January 2009

    Skype has announced the release of a lite (their spelling) version of Skype, a "thin" client for Skype that can be downloaded on Android-powered devices, as well as more than 100 other Java-enabled mobile phones. The software now makes Skype software...

  • Skype for Mac 2.8 launched
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    Skype for Mac 2.8 launched

    By 6 January 2009

    Skype is to officially announce on Tuesday that it has added new features to the Mac version of its Skype application. New features, which will see Mac users benefiting ahead of PC users, will add the ability to share your screen as well as by wireless...

  • Skype comes to iPhone
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    Skype comes to iPhone

    By 6 January 2009

    Skype users will soon be able to talk to each other via the iPhone thanks to Truphone. Officially announcing on Tuesday at the start of Macworld in San Francisco, Pocket-lint has learnt that Truphone will announce that it has worked with Skype to bring...

  • 3 INQ1 mobile phone - First Look review
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    3 INQ1 mobile phone - First Look review

    By 14 November 2008

    Following on from the S2 Skypephone, 3 has teamed up for a third time to this time create a more social network friendly handset. But can it compete against the powerhouse smartphones with their internet access and downloadable apps? We got some hands...

  • 3 updates Skype and Windows Live Messenger
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    3 updates Skype and Windows Live Messenger

    By 30 October 2008

    3 has announced it has updated its Skype and Windows Live Messenger applications available on its mobile phones. Skype allows 3 users to make calls and send messages, just like on a normal mobile, to anywhere in the world for free, as long as you and...

  • China accused of spying on Skype users
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    China accused of spying on Skype users

    By 3 October 2008

    There have been spying controversies galore coming out of China with big tech names including Google implicated. But now it appears the Chinese authorities may have been monitoring and even censoring messages sent through Skype, and with the full knowledge...

  • ASUS AiGuru SV1 Skype videophone shown off in London
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    ASUS AiGuru SV1 Skype videophone shown off in London

    By 18 September 2008

    It might not be official, but that hasn't stopped Pocket-lint getting a quick fondle with the new videophone from Skype and Asus at Skype's 5th birthday bash in London. The new videophone, which is expected to be officially announced next week, will be...

  • Skypephone S2 mobile phone review
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    Skypephone S2 mobile phone review

    By 21 August 2008

    A year on from the first mobile phone that was dedicated to Skype, 3, the mobile phone operator, has released a follow-up second version titled the S2. But has it improved the situation - should you get excited? Available as a pay-as-you-go (and contract)...

  • Skypephone S2 becomes official
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    Skypephone S2 becomes official

    By 19 August 2008

    The specs and some pics were actually released by 3 in July, but today the 3 Skypephone S2 has become official. Available for pre-order from tomorrow (19 August), the 3 Skypephone S2 offers free Skype calling and instant messaging like its predecessor,...

  • 3 Skypephone S2 spec and images revealed
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    3 Skypephone S2 spec and images revealed

    By 21 July 2008

    3 has released the official specification and images of their new Skypephone that we brought you news of earlier. The new candybar handset measures in at 103 x 45 x 14mm, and will offer a 2.2-inch QVGA screen. There's a 1150mAh battery, 50MB of on-board...

  • 3 to launch Skypephone 2
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    3 to launch Skypephone 2

    By 21 July 2008

    Further to the news we brought you about this new device coming soon, Pocket-lint can now reveal more information about the new Skypephone from 3. And, as well as confirming the existence of the second-gen VoIP-capable model, we can also reveal that more...