VoIP phone service Skype now is available on Panasonic VieraCast HDTVs. The service, which also requires a Panasonic Skype-enabled camera, enables users to participate in conference calls with up to 24 others and set up a Skype voice mail account with the TV remote.
Technologies that expand what GPS can do are driving greater adoption of mobile phones with advanced GPS features, including the Motorola i870 multimedia phone and the BlackBerry 7520. The new breed of GPS devices allow users to perform useful tasks, such as navigating from place to place.
Skype Technologies said it has struck a deal with E-Plus, Germany's No. 3 cell phone operator, to combine Skype's software with E-Plus' flat-rate data service. The pact will allow E-Plus 3G subscribers to make VoIP calls as part of their service plan.