Packard Bell Intros Skype-Ready PC

Jun 22nd, 2006 | By | Category: Computer Hardware

Skype-ready PCPackard Bell today announced the launch of the world’s first notebook computer to feature a one-touch Skype calling button. The Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition notebook is designed to make answering and placing Skype calls as easy as using a traditional phone, with the added benefits of video calling, instant messaging and group calling. The integration of Skype and webcam capabilities could make it appealing to podcasters.The Skype calling button is located next to the integrated webcam on the upper bevel of the 14-inch widescreen display. By pressing the button the user can answer incoming calls or open the Skype application to make a call. The laptop features built-in broadband and wireless connectivity.

This innovative design by Packard Bell provides the Skype community with an even easier way to keep in touch with family and friends, furthering our ambition to enable the world‚Äôs conversations,‚Äù said Niklas Zennstr√∂m, CEO and Founder of Skype.Packard Bell and Skype began their strategic partnership two years ago when Packard Bell was one of the first computer makers to pre-load the Skype software on its PCs. This helped boost Skype’s ability to reach a large consumer audience by associating itself with one of Europe‚Äôs most popular PC brands.The Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition will be available in European retail outlets from August, starting at an estimated street price of ‚Ǩ899. Availability varies according to country.

Source: Packard Bell

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