The 3 Skype Phone - Voip, Skype-style, in a Mobile Phone!

By: Matt Sharp

Join me as I take a look at the stunning, clever, funky 3 Skypephone!

In a world where new ways of communicating are becoming ever more commonplace, it always had a bit of inevitability about it that VoIP (Voice over IP, internet calls to you and me), would take off. And it did, big time, with the monumental success of Skype. But it never realy took hold in the world of mobile phones, until recently, and the reason it did take hold was, once again, Skype. You see, they changed the rules of the game, with the fabulous 3 Skypephone.

There have been a few phones in the past that were "phones that have VoIP capability" or "phones that Skype in them", but this is the first true, proper Skype Phone, the first phone whose entire reason for existence, its entire purpose, is built around Skype (let's face it, the name should've given that away!) You can, of course, use the 3 Skype phone as a normal style mobile phone, as it has a built-in 2 megapixel camera, music player, even Facebook access, but... well, that's kind of missing the point. because while you can stick to doing that, and treat it like a normal moble phone, you're denying the phone its reason for living.

Skype - it's fantastic!


When you press the button in the middle of the 3 Skype phone, it takes you straight into the Skype messenger service. Here you can set up a new account, but the coolest thing in that regard, is that you can log in using your own existing details! That takes you straight into the service and once it's run a quick check to make sure your Skype phone is actually working, you'll be making VoIP calls before you even know it! So, would I buy one? Well, no, because I don't use Skype, nor do I actually have any friends (or ones who use Skype, at any rate, although some would say I just don't have any friends), but if I did... well, I'd be all over it like a shot!

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