I know this is probably not cutting edge news, but I thought it was worth a mention in case you didn’t already know.
With the explosive growth of VoIP companies lately with Jajah, Talkster, SkyNET, VoX, BroadVoice, SIPphone, Skype and lots others all pushing VoIP into mainstream use, but I think one company definitely has the advantage above all others and it’s not Skype as you might think.
“Mobilizing the Internet is a key focus for Nokia and I’m excited to see how a multimedia computer like the Nokia N80 Internet Edition can provide people with the convenience of Internet calling,” said Ralph Eric Kunz, Vice President, Multimedia, at Nokia. “Our collaboration with SIPphone makes Internet calling easy, plus our open VoIP platform allows for any SIP-based VoIP provider to incorporate their services in our device architecture, giving consumers the best of the Internet world.”
Nokia N80 Internet Edition users download the free Gizmo VoIP settings from the Download! folder in their device, automatically beginning the installation process. During installation, users go through a simple two-step process for creating a free account that they’ll use to make Internet calls. Other capabilities, such as customizing voicemail greetings, purchasing Gizmo Call Out credit for dialing landlines and mobile devices and managing Gizmo account settings are available by using the Nokia N80 Internet Edition to browse the www.gizmovoip.com web site.
This doesn’t mean Nokia is going to start including Gizmo VoIP settings into all their phones, as I see the new Nokia E series phones, although they also support VoIP of WLAN calls, don’t have this setting pre-installed, but this shows that they’re open to testing it out first on a few phones to see how it goes.
If Nokia do decide to include Gizmo settings into future phones then I see SIPphone really taking off in a big way, as since history has shown us with Internet Explorer people, especially non-technical people, generally use the default settings. So, if Gizmo is default, cheers other VoIP providers.
Yes, I know things aren’t that simple, there are all sorts of other things to take into account like emotions, but it’s something to think about.