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Kris Kumar
01-02-2006, 10:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://headworx.blogspot.com/2006/01/mobile-voip-is-coming.html' target='_blank'>http://headworx.blogspot.com/2006/01/mobile-voip-is-coming.html</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Two weeks ago I posted some tests of Skype running on a UMTS Teleputer (i-mate JasJar). While the JasJar is definitely one of the smallest all-in-one computer equipped with 3G voice/data/video connectivity, it is a little too big and fragile to carry as a mobile phone replacement. Some of you will argue with that, but I just cannot imagine skiing or dancing with the JasJar in my pocket. And as I'm sure all the future voice communications will be carried in VoIP (Voice-over-IP) fashion (that means voice is converted to internet packets on the phone and is transmitted to the other party as ordinary data packets - like email or instant messenger conversations), I kept on searching for ways to do VoIP calls straight from my cell phone. ... So if Skype works on the JasJar, it should - at least - give some signs of life on the SP5m. Unfortunately the Skype downloads do not have a version for a phone, and the "Pocket PC" version does not install on the phone, claiming it is incompatible with the device. So I decided to experiment a bit and copied Skype.EXE from my JasJar to the phone. Then fired it up and - it worked! Well... almost worked."</i><br /><br /> <img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Jan05-SkypeSP5m.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Our reader, <i>Headworx,</i> is reporting in his blog, how he managed to get Skype to work on the i-mate SP5m. I totally agree with Headworx's thoughts on the potential of VoIP communication on Wi-Fi enabled Smartphones and am looking forward to owning an i-mate SP5 and using it for VoIP. But now I am a little disappointed by the test results of <a href="http://headworx.blogspot.com/2006/01/mobile-voip-is-coming.html">Headworx's experiment.</a> So check out his findings and please post your comments in <a href="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=63847">this thread.</a>