3 releases a Skype phone – Free Skype to Skype calls and messaging

Well there we go. Three.ie are going to be launching their 3 Skypephone before Christmas.

Blurb from the press release:

3 customers using the 3 Skypephone will be able to make Skype calls and send instant messages on the move with the push of a button. This is the first time an operator has offered a mass market device which is tailor-made for free calling over the internet from a mobile. Now, all of Skype’s 246 million registered can be reached for free with the 3 Skypephone. Skype to Skype calls will always be free from your 3 Skypephone as long as you are on contract or your PAYG 3 credit is topped up monthly.

Maybe not for me as I don’t use Skype a lot but this could be really handy for those that use Skype a lot and now want to move away from their computer and outside of the house. I note James already posted about this.

Specs:
With 3G, a 2-megapixel camera, mp3 player, mobile TV and internet. Comes in black or white, with blue or pink trim. 3 Skypephone also includes:

* Fully integrated Skype functionality with contacts, call logs and presence.
* Access to Java and 3D games and two preloaded games
* 2.0 Megapixel camera
* Internet browsing
* Bluetooth
* Weight: 86g
* Size: 100 x 44 x 13.6mm
* Battery Standby: 320 Hours
* Battery Talk Time: 270 Minutes
* Battery Video Talk Time: 170 Minutes
* Screen Size: 2.0” QCIF (176 x 220)
* Colour: 262K
* External Memory: expandable to 1GB microSD

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5 Responses to “3 releases a Skype phone – Free Skype to Skype calls and messaging”

  1. Chaz says:

    Anyone who believes it will actually work on the decrepit 3 Network in Ireland must be delusional :)

  2. Gamma Goblin says:

    3 would be better off if they fixed the shite they’re already peddling before they started offering anything new.

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  4. Niall O'K says:

    The phone is out. I work for 3 at the moment – we’re using it in the stores, ringing from store to store via Skype and, apart from about a half second delay, it’s working perfectly… so far so good, anyway…