Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The 3 SkypePhone, unboxed...

I was recently offered a pair of Three's new SkypePhones on loan, and as promised, the two handsets arrived in today's post. I've got them for a month before I have to put them back in the post to Three, so we'll see how I get on with them...



First impression? They handset is small, and light. Pocket sized. Which makes a nice change. I'm more used to smart phones and the bulk associated with the latest bleeding edge hardware. Although, when compared to Nokia's N-series phones for instance, they aren't the most attractive handsets in the world. Especially the white and blue version. However they look, serviceable. You can't complain...

The handsets don't come charged though, so it's time to take them home and plug them in, and considering I live out in somewhere rural enough that your neighbours still take the time to say "Hello" we'll see how I do for signal. Neither Orange, nor O2, have any signal in my village, and a brief scan of the documentation tells me that the Skype part of the a SkypePhone only works on Three's 3G network, and stops working when you roam onto their partner networks. I might have to wait until tomorrow to test them out.