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  • New 3 Skypephone to launch
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    New 3 Skypephone to launch

    By 9 July 2008

    Pocket-lint can confirm that 3 is planning to launch a new model of its VoIP-capable Skypephone. The initial source of this news are shots showing a possible new device that seems to have the same candy bar form factor and large, dedicated Skype button....

  • Skype 4.0 video-focused beta released
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    Skype 4.0 video-focused beta released

    By 18 June 2008

    Skype has announced a new version of its chat software as it moves to simplifying finding friends and setting up the software to make calls for its 309 million registered users. The new software, version 4.0, adds a number of new features including greater...

  • 3 offers mobile Skype for business
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    3 offers mobile Skype for business

    By 9 June 2008

    3 Business, the new small business division of mobile operator 3 has launched a range of new deals for small businesses with the introduction of Business Mix and Match plans. Starting from £12.77 per month, 3 Business customers can choose from a range...

  • Skype-enabled flexible keyboard launches
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    Skype-enabled flexible keyboard launches

    By 20 May 2008

    The "USB Internet Phone Flexible Keyboard" from Brando is described as strong, silent and indestructible. Made from silicone, it's waterproof, ultra-slim and thanks to its flexibility can be rolled up for use on the go. Its big selling point aside from...

  • Fraudsters targeting VoIP users
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    Fraudsters targeting VoIP users

    By 20 May 2008

    Experts are predicting that the boom in VoIP services, such as Skype, is going to bring with it a new kind of cyber crime. Newport Networks, which makes VoIP equipment, has published worrying research, which shows that cyber criminals are already targeting...

  • Nimbuzz mobile VoIP and IM app launches
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    Nimbuzz mobile VoIP and IM app launches

    By 13 May 2008

    Nimbuzz has announced the UK launch of an application to provide mobile users and online communities with free calls, chat and more. Nimbuzz offers an all-in-one solution for free mobile VoIP calling, conference calling, instant messaging, chat and group...

  • Skype 3.8 for Windows released
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    Skype 3.8 for Windows released

    By 30 April 2008

    Skype has announced the newest version of its VoIP calling software, Skype 3.8 for Windows with the claim that this version of Skype sounds better than ever before. The main improvements are in the "audio engine" which translates to significantly reduced...

  • Skype comes to mobiles
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    Skype comes to mobiles

    By 25 April 2008

    Just days after its announcement that it is going to offer fixed rate deals for Skype to landline calls, Skype has announced a foray into the mobile phone market. Skype has today released a beta version of its service which includes features such as Skype-to-Skype...

  • Skype launches new subscription-based call plans
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    Skype launches new subscription-based call plans

    By 21 April 2008

    Skype has announced "unlimited" calling to over a third of the world's population with the launch of its new calling subscriptions. The "unlimited" part is, of course, limited (that word increasingly means nothing in today's tech world) at 10,000 minutes...

  • Is Google going after Skype?
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    Is Google going after Skype?

    By 4 April 2008

    Rumours are abounding that eBay is looking to offload Skype and Google would be only to happy to step in. Skype was bought for $3.1 billion in late-2005, but has since not been bringing in the pennies for owner eBay. Last year, the VoIP service recorded...

  • Professor sues electronics industry
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    Professor sues electronics industry

    By 25 March 2008

    An American university professor is claiming that Sony, Motorola and Nokia, among others, have infringed her patent. Columbia University Professor Emeritus Gertrude Neumark Rothschild (that's a mouthful) filed a complaint last month against around 30...

  • Skype hits major milestone
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    Skype hits major milestone

    By 22 February 2008

    Here's a whole load of mind-boggling figures for you just to make your Friday morning more interesting and the hours until home time fly by as you try and get your head round them! Skype's 276 million registered users around the world have now talked...

  • Skype update released for PSP Slim and Lite
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    Skype update released for PSP Slim and Lite

    By 30 January 2008

    Despite delays for the new firmware in Japan, Sony has announced the availability of the latest system software update for the PSP in the UK. Version 3.90 will enable all owners of the new PSP Slim & Lite (or PSP 2000) to make and receive VoIP phone calls....

  • Sony delays Skype for PSP in Japan
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    Sony delays Skype for PSP in Japan

    By 23 January 2008

    Only weeks after confirming that the PSP was to get Skype VoIP calling functionality, Sony has delayed the introduction of the service in Japan as the necessary peripherals about to launched have not been approved by Skype. A statement on the company's...

  • Jays launches BlueStreamer 2 stereo music adapter
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    Jays launches BlueStreamer 2 stereo music adapter

    By 16 January 2008

    Jays has launched the BlueStreamer 2, a stereo music adapter featuring Bluetooth technology that means a user can wirelessly connect to their mobile whilst listening to music. It also includes an integrated microphone for handsfree operation to receive...

  • CES 2008: Belkin Desktop Internet Phone for Skype launched
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    CES 2008: Belkin Desktop Internet Phone for Skype launched

    By 7 January 2008

    Belkin has announced a new desktop internet phone for Skype users at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The new phone, called the Desktop Internet Phone for Skype, will allow you to make free Skype Internet calls without having to turn on your computer will...

  • Sony PSP gets Skype
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    Sony PSP gets Skype

    By 6 January 2008

    Sony has confirmed the rumours that its handheld games console, the PSP is to get Skype connectivity. The move will mean that PSP users will be able to use all the Skype features via a simple software update scheduled in late January. Sony says that after...

  • PSP to get Skype?
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    PSP to get Skype?

    By 2 January 2008

    Although CES does not officially begin until 7th January, news sites and tech blogs are already buzzing with rumours about what might be announced at the show. One of the latest suggestions from the blogosphere comes from Sony's official CES site. Their...

  • 2007: A year in review, October
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    2007: A year in review, October

    By 30 December 2007

    We started October with exclusive news from Sony. The company told Pocket-lint that it had not only decided to reduce the price of its 60GB console to £349 but also was to create a 40GB version priced at £299 to go up against the Xbox 360 Elite. A day...

  • FREETALK wireless Skype headset launches
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    FREETALK wireless Skype headset launches

    By 18 December 2007

    The new Skype Certified FREETALK Wireless Stereo Headset is now available exclusively from the online Skype shop for a limited period. With no set-up or installation required and what's described as "unbeatable" CD audio quality for up to a range of 20...

  • 3 Skypephone now available in 8 countries
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    3 Skypephone now available in 8 countries

    By 17 December 2007

    Mobile operator 3 has announced the launch this week of its 3 Skypephone handset in Sweden, Denmark and Austria. This follows the previous introduction of the handset in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and Italy and means free mobile to mobile international...

  • Skype give High Quality VOIP calls to Leopard users
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    Skype give High Quality VOIP calls to Leopard users

    By 5 December 2007

    If you've upgraded to Apple's new operating system and then found that Skype is "glitchy" the voice over IP company has come to your aid with a new version of the software out this week. Although still in beta, Skype Version 2.7, which weighs in at around...

  • Skype's the limit for Solwise launch
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    Skype's the limit for Solwise launch

    By 4 December 2007

    A PC-less Skype-enabled phone is the latest launch from Solwise and is priced £69.95. The V500-DS can be connected straight to the internet allowing Skype-to-Skype calls as well as Skype In/Out calls to fixed line numbers. Skype users will benefit from...

  • Skype cancels range of 0207 numbers
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    Skype cancels range of 0207 numbers

    By 23 November 2007

    Skype has revealed to some customers that the London telephone number they use for incoming calls will stop working next month. Some numbers starting with "0207", the prefix for central London, will stop working on 20 December, Skype wrote in an email...

  • Ipevo Solo Skype Desktop Phone review
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    Ipevo Solo Skype Desktop Phone review

    By 23 November 2007

    Using Skype on your computer can be a pain, so there are a range of Skype products that help you get around this by giving you access to the Voice over IP application without the need for a computer, but can the Ipevo Solo be one of those products? We...