A Look Back On a Year Journey from Prototype to Product Release – Skype WiFi Phones

  • 8/1/2005: The first information leaked to the public about the Skype WiFi Phone is at here. Jaanus, the marketing guru at Skype, shared the on-going project to build a Skype PCless WiFi phone on Skype.com. There was no pictures, just some simple descriptions. The secret project did aroused a lot of interests in the Skype community.

  • 8/1/2005: Bill Campbell @ SkypeJournal blogged about the Skype WiFi Phone prototype. His prediction about the price was under $150. Good prediction, Bill, not on the price, but on the “have a bit of a wait” part. It turned out that “a bit of a wait” = “a whole year of waiting.”
  • 11/7/2005: Attcon debuted the first PC-less standalone Skype WiFi phone (model name: VM1185-T) at the “Skype Day in Japan” event: Hmm… the baby was born two days after the marriage. Skype and Accton must have done some secret dating for quite some time. See the News in Chinese.
  • 1/4/2006: Networking product maker Netgear and Skype unveiled the first WiFi phone designed to work on Skype’s internationally popular voice over IP service, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2006 @ Las Vegas): “We will be able to (multiply by 10) the number of Skype users around the world,” said Netgear CEO Patrick Lo. See the news at CNet.
  • 5/1/2006: Netgear announced Skype WiFi phone pricing and pre-order availability: The MSRP is $249.99. The pre-order can be placed through Skype store and other e-commerce partners. See the Netgear press release.
  • 7/20/2006: Skype unveiled the four vendors, SMC, Edge-Core, Netgear, and Belkin, for the world’s first Skype WiFi phone. See the press release at here.
  • 7/20/2006: SMC Networks is the first to deliver certified and tested WiFi Phones for Skype. SMC offers full quantity shipments to its partners across Asia with an initial English Language version. See the press release at here.
  • A more simple milestones list:

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