RTX has unveiled its new cordless Skype handset. Dualphone 3088 removes the need for users to turn on their PCs to enable Skype connection since the base station connects to a broadband router/modem via an Ethernet cable, rather than to a USB link at the back of a PC.
When switched on, Dualphone 3088 initially asks a series of setup questions to ensure proper configuration with a land line in the country where the user is located. Skype connection is established via registering existing Skype account details, i.e., Skype username and password. The phone allows free calls to Skype “buddies” and calls to any phone so long as the user has SkypeOut credits.