Philips unveils Skype phone

Dutch Philips Electronics will introduce the world's first cordless DECT phone that can make Skype Internet calls without being connected to a personal computer, a Reuters report said.


The product would be available before the end of the year, Philips chief of consumer electronics activities, Rudy Provoost, was quoted by the report as saying.

Skype, which popularized free phone calls between computers over broadband Internet connections, is a unit of eBay, the report said.

Philips is Europe's biggest consumer electronics producer and the region's No. 3 in semiconductors, the report added.