The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day

Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts:

inline_products_landingOoma offers new Telo home VoIP solution (ZNF) — While I’m not missing the landline cord that we cut a few months back, it might be useful if we had a VoIP solution here. Ooma might be my first look now that they have their new Telo line. The sleek $250 hardware should be available at Best Buy soon and includes unlimited calling in the U.S. over my home broadband. At 20 Mbps up and down, I’ve got room for a little voice with my data.

Palm Pixi landing on October 20? (BGR) — Not liking the Palm Pre’s potential for a little wibble-wobble with that slideout keyboard? Pixi offers the webOS experience without the slider, but you’ll need to make do with a slightly smaller screen with 80 fewer lines of resolution. If that sounds like a good compromise, watch for Pixi in less than three weeks, says the rumor mill.

windows-mobile-logoWinMo Marketplace supporting older devices in November (WM Experts) — Thought your WinMo 6 / 6.1 handset would be left out in the cold without an app store, did you? Not so, but you’ll have to wait a wee bit. After the Windows Mobile Marketplace launches this month, older devices are targeted for support next month. That’s phase two of the store, which will also see PC downloads and user generated reviews for apps.


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