Imagine picking up a cordless phone to chat with your friend on the other side of the world and yet paying peanuts (or what ever Skype is charging these days) for the call. As convenience and Skype merge, it looks like Skype may finally become a fully-fledged phone company solely on the strength of Internet telephony giving the telephone giants a major run for their money.
Maybe I am being over-optimistic here as technical experts might guffaw at my notion, but then if you think about it, it really isn’t such an improbable future.
The DUAL phone is a certified DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunication) device and has already been selling like hot cakes in more than 45 other DECT markets in Europe, Africa and Asia. It allows a person to use both Skype as well as standard PSTN line and just this past April received FCC approval making it the first US DECT product to be approved.
Like all new telephony and mobile audio video devices, the product has its fair share of pros and cons. Good voice quality and multi-user support is one of the best qualities of the DualPhone, this of course depends mainly on your Internet connection.
The DualPhone already has a number of consumers hankering after it and it is likely to be sold under the Olympia brand name in the US. Can’t wait? Well you just have to.