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RTX Updates Skype DUALPhone

3/10/2006 01:28:00 PM Eastern

San Jose, Calif. — Wireless product developer RTX America announced a firmware update for its USB DUALphone cordless PC phone for Skype calling.

With the update (available free online), the phone can access Skype voicemail, receive incoming chat alerts, have call waiting and pull down more Skype functionality from the PC to the handset.

The phone’s base station connects to a PC for Skype calls and to a landline for traditional telephone calls with different ringtones to distinguish between incoming Skype and landline calls.

It offers wideband audio, the ability to toggle between Skype calls, Skype chat notification and is Skype certified.

The DUALphone is based on the DECT 6.0 frequency with an indoor range of 150 feet and an outdoor range of 1,000 feet.

The DUALPhone is currently shipping for a suggested $139.99.