Final Reflections on CES 2007

Just a few observations after reflecting back on CES two weeks ago: Most visible PDA in real use: Blackberry by far – every time I turned around somebody had their Blackberry out checking messages, etc. I swear one couple was messaging between each other via their respective Blackberries even though they were beside each other. […]

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AT&T and Rogers Emulating Skype?

In spite of the recent pricing announcements, Skype has always been known for its free Skype-to-Skype calls. This not only covers calls between two parties who are simply using Skype but also to those parties in a conference call who are on Skype. And international borders do not exist for these calls. Seems like the […]

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CES 2007: Skype Hardware on Display II: Skype Appliances

In a previous post I presented several of the “PC Free” Skype dual mode cordless phones that were announced and/or exhibited at CES 2007. In this post I will cover other Skype appliance hardware that I encountered as I walked the show floor. (Note: click on the slide show to get the complete slide show […]

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CES 2007: Skype Hardware on Display I: PC Free Cordless Phones

Combining what was presented at the Skype press conference, vendor and ODM interviews and simply walking the show floor, it became evident that Skype has become “the” brand for VoIP phone hardware. Much like the iPod has done, Skype is rapidly developing an ecosystem of partners who are eager to trade on Skype’s popularity. While […]

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CES – The BlogHaus Impact

My legs are just recovering from walking miles on Wednesday and Thursday in an attempt to see all the exhibits involving Skype. A full post outlining what I found will follow in the next day or so. Am taking the weekend off in Las Vegas where we have seen some interesting country outside Las Vegas […]

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CES: 3 Days Down; One to Go

Finally got to do some floor visits Tuesday over lunchtime and spent Wednesday afternoon visiting Skype hardware partner booths in the Sands Expo Center. Items that may become posts: Will the Skype-eBay integration become much more viral with an eBay tab in your Skype client? Will any Skype hardware vendors figure out how to get […]

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Skype at CES 2007: Skype for Family Conversations

At Skype’s CES 2007 press conference this morning, there were three major announcements: Confirmation of the partnership with Nokia whereby the initial offering will result in Skype as the centerpiece for handling Internet-enabled conversations on the new Nokia N800 Internet Tablet. While the N800 is available today, the Skype participation will be an upgrade expected […]

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Nokia annouces role for Skype in new N800 Internet Tablet

Earlier today Nokia, with over 850 million wireless handsets sold, announced a new partnership with Skype: From a Business Week report this morning: Nokia said it will cooperate with eBay Inc.’s Skype telecommunications subsidiary to enable cell phone users to make calls over the Internet, particularly with its new N800 Internet Tablet, which allows wireless […]

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A Successor to Every Home Entertainment Device

Bill Gates keynote this evening of course introduced Windows Vista; however, it is not simply an operating system “upgrade” but rather a transformational product that brings media management and storage to the consumer audience. You can find more details in the multiple posts that will flow out; however, at the Bloghaus we were able to […]

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Skype 3.0: I Don’t “Dial” Phone Numbers

During our absence in December I did have the opportunity to evaluate and, more importantly, “experience” three relatively new ways of making voice calls: Skype 3.0 Gold Release with its ability to create “Click-to-Call” for any phone number in an Internet Explorer or Firefox web browser. (Complementing the latest release of the Skype Email Toolbar) […]

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