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Philips really isn't blowing us away with this pair of VoIP phones, but at least the prices are right and the aesthetics are nice. The VoIP251 (pictured) lets you make Skype calls over DECT 6.0 cordless tech, with a base station that can plug into your PC over USB to get to those sweet cheap-phone-

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Let's just get this out of the way: VTech packed a lot of ugly into the IS6110. That said, the phone isn't too shabby, using DECT 6.0 for call clarity, and supporting AIM and Windows Live Messenger instant messaging. To set it up you just plug the phone into a standard outlet, plug a USB cable into

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Panasonic's Link to Cell KX-TH1211 is quite the interesting piece. Hailed as a \"mobile phone accessory that seamlessly connects a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to cordless handsets in the home,\" this device simply enables users to make and receive cell calls from a home-based phone. Panny talks up i

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Panasonic's Link to Cell KX-TH1211 is quite the interesting piece. Hailed as a \"mobile phone accessory that seamlessly connects a Bluetooth enabled cell phone to cordless handsets in the home,\" this device simply enables users to make and receive cell calls from a home-based phone. Panny talks up

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We've certainly seen some fairly interesting dedicated handset buttons before, but it's hard to argue with the functionality of a standalone GOOG-411 key. Apparently, Thomson has teamed up with Google to integrate the \"first ever one-touch, auto-dial GOOG-411 button\" into over a dozen of its GE-bra

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GE is about to be bringing more good things to life with the launch of its DECT 6.0 phone / phone service called InfoLink. The premise of the technology is simple: instead of switching on your PC or looking at your PDA or mobile phone for basic info (such as weather, stocks, news, etc.) you'd simpl

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Wow, talk about being on a roll. Not even a week after unleashing the awfully-titled TLKR walkie-talkie, Motorola is gettin' even more platitudinal with its new duo of MOTOLIVN landline phones. Both units tout location-free bases, \"eco-mode\" for saving energy, ten ringer melodies, a built-in speake

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Alright, so maybe \"fun\" is a stretch, but Plantronics' Calisto Pro sure makes working from the confines of home a lot more plausible. This interesting home phone not only enables users to manage their landline conversations, but the built-in Bluetooth and USB port allows telecommuters to receive an

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Digital Experience is a bi-annual press event wherein dozens of your favorite tech companies corral hundreds of your favorite tech journalists, fill them up with free food and booze, and attempt to squeeze a little more coverage out of already-announced products. The theme for this year's New York

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If you thought that covering your entire Mac mini computing system in aircraft grade aluminum was overkill, both BT and Siemens have somehow reckoned that equipping their latest landline phones with dust, splash, and shock proof enclosures will actually convince folks to pick one up. Granted, Philip

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As the saga continues, we've got yet another flip-flopped story rolling through in regard to the toxicity (or not) of cellphones to our environment. Just under a fortnight ago, a report based on an (admittedly lacking) research study claimed that Colony Collapse Disorder within bees was being encour

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As the saga continues, we've got yet another flip-flopped story rolling through in regard to the toxicity (or not) of cellphones to our environment. Just under a fortnight ago, a report based on an (admittedly lacking) research study claimed that Colony Collapse Disorder within bees was being encour

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We know, it's hard to really brag about the aging landline you keep around for no good reason, but if you're looking for the hippest thing to hit PSTN since DSL, Philips' ID9371 just might be it. This sleek, sexy handset rocks all the dashing design cues of the avant-garde mobiles carried by the af

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The words \"Thomson\" and \"experimental\" don't usually see much of each other, but the company is exploring a few new angles for its burgeoning VoIP lineup, and seems to have come up with a couple of interesting hybrids. The T2700 is a DECT phone with a fancy looking base station and a few hidden qual

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The recently-announced CAT-iq standard doesn't exactly have the greatest name recognition just yet, but Hong Kong-based Binatone looks to be doing its part to help get it off the ground, announcing its first CAT-iq compliant phone at CeBIT. CAT-iq, for those not up to speed, is a new standard for Vo

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Oh lordy, can it be... a decently designed Skype handset? In a sea of craplastic Skype phones, up washes the sleek TSP-VS501 Skype handset with touch-sensitive keys. Better yet, this dual-mode phone from Amex Digital also works with your regular ol' PSTN home line. Just connect the telephone line a

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Among Netgear's announcements this morning we've also got yet another Skype phone -- but this time it's a dual-mode DECT cordless device, however, descriptively dubbed the Dual-Mode Cordless Phone with Skype SPH200D. Besides the requisite SkypeIn and SkypeOut support (over Ethernet only), you'll al

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VTech's trotted out a pair of Internet-connected phones today in anticipation of the full unveiling at CES in January, although if you think \"Internet-connected\" means VoIP, you may be somewhat disappointed. These are strictly landline phones, albeit tricked out with some nifty Internet-assisted fea

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Nothing gets our heart pumping quite like a new VOIP handset, and when it's a dual-function model that can connect to a landline too, well, we sometimes have trouble containing our excitement. The latest system in a seemingly endless parade of similar products comes from Linksys, whose CIT310 suppo

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You know something's gone mainstream when corporate giants like Thomson and GE get involved, and these two are presumably validating the internet calling craze by teaming up with Skype to release a GE-branded VoIP / conventional landline phone. The GE 28300EE2 isn't too much different than the other

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