Linksys, Skype partner for cordless phone

Cisco's Linksys unit has teamed up with Skype for a cordless VoIP phone offering, complete with a backlit color display and backlit keyboard. The Linksys CIT200 Cordless Internet Telephony Kit is tightly integrated with Skype API, allowing the user to place and receive calls as well as access contacts and Skype profiles. The kit includes a USB base station that links to the PC running Skype via a USB cable and connects to the DECT enabled handset. An announcement from the two companies is expected some time today. Linksys already has an adapter for phones that enables the user to access Vonage's VoIP service, however, the CIT200 is the company's first handset offering for a VoIP service.

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