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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/08/22 - The two newly Skype-certified Internet Phones join three other USRobotics Skype products, including the USR9600 USB Internet Phone (available in select markets only), the Skype-certified USR9610 USB Internet Speakerphone and USR9620 USB..
USRobotics, a Platinum Equity company, announced the shipment of two newly Skype-certified handsets recently. The award-winning networking products provider now offers five products designed for use with the popular Internet communications application.
“Adding to our ever growing line of Skype products has been a significant area of focus for USRobotics in 2006,” says Anurag Batta, Product Manager for VoIP at USRobotics. “These two new phones demonstrate our commitment to providing all users of Skype with easy to use, reliable phones. Coupled with our speakerphone and telephone adapter, we now have a selection of products for both home and business users of Skype.”
Both the USR9601 USB Internet Phone and the USR9602 USB Internet Mini Phone integrate seamlessly with Skype and plug into an available USB port to provide easy voice communications to the Skype community that now numbers more than 113 million users worldwide. The phones feature technology enhancements designed to prevent echoes and resolve the “tunnel” sound Internet calls can generate with lower quality hardware. The integrated keypad on both phones allows users to place calls to Skype contacts with speed dial numbers assigned, or to dial telephones anywhere in the world with SkypeOut™. The phones make Internet calling as simple and comfortable as standard telephone calling, and offer distinct features for new and seasoned Skype users alike.
“Our collaboration with USRobotics provides the growing Skype community with high quality, affordable Skype devices that make Internet communications easy whether you’re at home or in the office,” said Manrique Brenes, director of hardware for Skype. “USRobotics and Skype are committed to enabling the world’s conversations; these new USB Internet phones are a great example of our shared vision.”
The USR9601 USB Internet Phone features a bright, high-resolution, blue back-lit LCD screen that provides convenient access to contact and call status, and supports Skype caller ID. The USR9602 USB Internet Mini Phone serves as an alternative to inexpensive headsets and is priced with entry level users in mind.
The two newly Skype-certified Internet Phones join three other USRobotics Skype products, including the USR9600 USB Internet Phone (available in select markets only), the Skype-certified USR9610 USB Internet Speakerphone and USR9620 USB Telephone Adapter. Additional product line extensions can be expected in the third quarter of 2006.
Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling.