As I’ve written before, (guest) blogging has its privileges. While at NETGEAR’s HQ last week interviewing employees for the blog, the company’s CEO, Patrick Lo, walked in and pulled from his pocket the still-in-development 2nd-generation WiFi Skype Phone!
This was quite unexpected, at the time I was getting a tour of the recently “remodeled” NETGEAR Digital Lifestyle Room from David Henry. Watch what happens at the end:
As I was scheduled to meet with Patrick after the tour, I did get him to spend a few minutes talking about the phone. As you’ll hear, there are no announced details at the time. He did spend another couple of minutes on the topic, but I’ll save that for the full interview with him, which you’ll find on the NETGEAR blog in the next few weeks. But here’s an excerpt to whet the appetite:
Whilst on the topic (yep, I said whilst), I also received confirmation from the company that the existing first-generation phone now supports T-Mobile service, which means you can use it in a Starbucks! As long as it doesn’t make it onto the planes, looks like mobile Skype is getting better and better.
Thanks for the scoop, Patrick!