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    This would be neat if u could use this over Sprint's Network. Or Cingular's EDGE. It uses Wifi to do VOIP but maybe .. Just maybe 1xrtt is enough to make calls. We'll see. Pocket pc folk already have theirs. www.engadget.com
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    Engadget Skype/Palm blurb 9/14/04 http://www.engadget.com/entry/1016803924623324/

    Engadget retraction 9/21/04 http://www.engadget.com/entry/4463683146179014/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1of2
    Engadget Skype/Palm blurb 9/14/04 http://www.engadget.com/entry/1016803924623324/

    Engadget retraction 9/21/04 http://www.engadget.com/entry/4463683146179014/


    Well, that really sucks!
    It's only a matter of time tho'..especially if WE put a lil email pressure on them to release a version for us. Thanks for the clarification.
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    http://tamspalm.tamoggemon.com/2006/...e-for-palm-os/

    "MobiVOIP was the last big topic of discussion. Now, EQO has anouncd plans for a Skype “forwarder” for PalmOS handhelds. This claim is indeed beleivable, as the company already has a Skype forwarder for Windows Mobile and J2ME boxen.

    EQO’s application acts as a ‘middleman’ server that forwards data between the skype network and the client:
    http://www.eqo.com/download_how.html

    Treo 650 users that want to be informed of the release should sign up here:
    http://www.eqo.com/subprov/futurepho...m%20Treo%20650

    A list of currently supported phones is here:
    http://www.eqo.com
    /download_what.html "
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    I dont have time to read all the links but 1x is not sufficient for decent quality VoIP. Anything that would work would be much more of a gimmick then an actual useful application.
    FYI, EVDO users cannot even use it. Upstream bandwidth is not adequate. We need to next rev.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robber
    I dont have time to read all the links but 1x is not sufficient for decent quality VoIP. Anything that would work would be much more of a gimmick then an actual useful application.
    FYI, EVDO users cannot even use it. Upstream bandwidth is not adequate. We need to next rev.
    Though I agree 1x is not sufficient and would be gimmicky (though I'll try EQO for the heck of it) you most certainly can use Skype over EV-DO as I've used a number of times on the 6700.

    Quality? Actually it was quite good as I would easily have 15 min conversations with little interference or loss of quality. Sure wifi was better but ev-do certainly can handle the bandwidth with ease. So the obvious question is would they releases this for the 700P which would be able to run it in fully? The only issue was battery life as Skype used up 39% more battery than straight phone use on the 6700 (granted a notorious battery hog as is).
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    Interesting to hear that. When I had my 6700 everyone was striking out with skype.
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    If you RTFA, you'll see that this doesn't do VOIP to your moble phone. What it does is act as a call forward of sorts via skypeOut.

    When you call a member of your buddy list or another number through the EQO client, or someone calls you from Skype, EQO routes the call to your phone over your regular wireless voice service using SkypeOut. This means you can truly make and receive Skype calls from anywhere on your handset, without needing a highly advanced 3G mobile phone and without being connected to a high-speed wireless data network.
    So when you make or receive a skype call, this thing uses skypeOut to call YOUR mobile phone and takes care of handling the audio between the two parties via skype.

    Not a skype VOIP client.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssrjazz
    If you RTFA, you'll see that this doesn't do VOIP to your moble phone. What it does is act as a call forward of sorts via skypeOut.



    So when you make or receive a skype call, this thing uses skypeOut to call YOUR mobile phone and takes care of handling the audio between the two parties via skype.

    Not a skype VOIP client.

    Yeah this is a call redirector using SkypeOut, but it still is a nice solution imo...better than nothing. However, I'd rather use MobVOIP than this if possbile...
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    Quote Originally Posted by robber
    I dont have time to read all the links but 1x is not sufficient for decent quality VoIP. Anything that would work would be much more of a gimmick then an actual useful application.
    FYI, EVDO users cannot even use it. Upstream bandwidth is not adequate. We need to next rev.
    Don't know where you get that impression. Think about your mp3's. For plain voice (for example ebooks), even 32 kbps is plenty. This speed is well under 1xRTT speeds (I usually get 50 kpbs to 100 kbps). Also, think about your phone line - you can get something like 56 kbps on a dial-up modem (in practice a little less) which is certainly less than 1xRTT speeds, but last time I checked one could still have an acceptable quality conversation over a standard phone line.

    Maybe current VoIP implementations are lousy and use bandwidth inefficiently, but the inherent bandwidth of 1xRTT is plenty adequate.
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    The idea of Skypeout forwarding works for me, for now. Didn't see anything above about Skype chat which would be nearly as excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robber
    Interesting to hear that. When I had my 6700 everyone was striking out with skype.
    I think there may be two, maybe three factors: Skype 2.0 for WM5 came out, the new 6700 ROM, and maybe just general improvements/tweaks on Sprint's end for evdo.

    I'd be very suprised to see a "true" Skype client on the 650, but the forwarding option, I agree is better than nothing right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robber
    I dont have time to read all the links but 1x is not sufficient for decent quality VoIP.
    We use 10kb voice slots for VoIP over our satellite network. Works great, except for the delay due to the satellite.
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    SKype just got whacked with racketeering lawsuit.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03...st_sues_skype/
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    SKype just got whacked with racketeering lawsuit.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/03...st_sues_skype/
    Sounds like desperation but it'll be interesting to follow. I can't believe that I completely forgot that founders of Kazza went on to develop Skype..yet I remember when it happened. Boy has it come a long way...

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