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VTech Blends QWERTY with Cordless

4/15/2008 02:46:00 PM Eastern

Beaverton, Ore. — VTech said yesterday it had begun shipping a DECT cordless phone with a QWERTY keyboard capable of sending instant messages and making peer-to-peer VoIP calls.

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VTech's IS6110

he IS6110’s base connects to both a landline and a PC via USB. When connected, it can send instant messages through MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger or AOL Instant Messenger. The phone will bundle software for loading the chat programs onto the phone.

It can also send peer-to-peer VoIP calls through Windows Messenger and supports click-to-dial.

The phone features caller ID/call waiting, a 50 name/number directory, custom ring tones, handset speakerphone, and a color LCD display

It is shipping now for a suggested $99 through Best Buy and directly from Vtech.