"Australian IT" was reporting yesterday, that Skype is preparing to offer WiFi support to free users from their PCs.
Skype's phone is likely to need a nearby PC, since it won't connect directly to the internet, but will use an existing connection to make and receive calls.
Chief executive Niklas Zennstrom calls the new technology VoWLAN or voice over wireless local area network. Details are sketchy, but WiFi technology makes it possible for the phone to connect to a wireless router with a permanent web connection, so the user's PC would not have to be switched on.
According to Australian IT, Skype is also working on a plug and cable to enable a wide range of cordless phone handsets to plug into a PC sound card.
Hey, Skype already freed the users with supporting Skype on Pocket PCs (and hopefully soon on Smartphones as well). What I would like to see integrated into the Windows Mobile clients now is a deeper integration into the original Windows Mobile dialpad, like dialing via W-LAN if W-LAN is available/connected, etc. However, I'm not sure if Windows Mobile aka Microsoft allows such a deep integration into the application. For sure they don't allow it with Windows Mobile 2003SE but maybe with Windows Mobile 5.0?
Cheers ~ Arne