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Panasonic's KX-TG9000 cordless Skype phone


Slowly but surely Skype is aiming to take over your phone. And for those who don't have access to a PC, WiFi, a Skype-equipped cellphone, or a router (all of you 13 lonely souls), Panasonic and Skype's cordless phone lovechild was finally announced at CeBIT. Using a run of the mill DECT cordless phone base station, Panasonic's KX-TG9000 series phones (pic is of Skype-less KX-TG5456S) handles calls through your traditional landline or Skype's P2P network via a broadband internet link. Besides not requiring a router or PC, Panasonic's offerings will support free calls between Skype accounts, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Voicemail, and allow users to choose whether their outgoing calls are handled by Skype's network or their landline. Move over a little Ma Bell, Skype phones aren't just for Engadget readers anymore.

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