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by tgposzadmin on December 13th, 2006

Previously, link here, I had posted regarding DECT, or Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications technology, as something that was going to come to the U.S. in a bigger way.

If you’ve been in a computer store lately, you may have seen this wireless phone using the DECT standard. Earlier this month, there was news (link here) that some suppliers of those phones are now building wireless VoIP into them. So it’s beginning to look like (quoting the article)

  • computers still do intensive work on the Net, but
  • people will use wireless DECT phones to
  1. make IP phone calls,
  2. listen to Internet radio or
  3. check a phone directory.

These enhancements are at most a year away; streaming audio will be coming after that in 2008.

NEW ACROYMN: “CAT-iq” – Cordless Advanced Technology-internet and quality.

Gads, more and more technology – what’s a person to do… Seriously, this may have value though, if you’d rather not “boot up” the PC to do these sorts of things. If you keep the PC on all the time, well maybe not so much… On the other hand, if you have a choice between a dumb wireless phone and one that has more intelligence, without a lot of cost differential, then duh

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