Creative announces PC-less Skype Phone

Creative recently issued a press release announcing its Skype Internet PhonePLUS – a phone that enables users to connect directly to a router. A full-color 2.5-inch color screen displays the intuitive Skype interface, and five-way navigation buttons provide easy menu browsing and setup. The Creative Skype Internet PhonePLUS will be available in spring 2006 in North America and is expected to function with existing Skype services such as SkypeIn, SkypeOut and Skype voicemail. This device joins Skype-compatible wi-fi handsets also recently announced by other vendors. These types of devices may be especially attractive for homes with kids who love to yap on the phone with their friends.