The Vonage V-Phone is probably one of the smallest phones in the world; it just depends on your definition of telephone. It comes in a USB form and works via the internet and contains pre-installed software from Vonage that has the basic phone features like capable of making/receiving calls (duh), but it also has not-so-basic-stuff caller ID and call forwarding. One of the important details is that for one reason or another, while making use of the V-Phone you won’t be able to call the real 911 whenever you have an emergency, but the Vonage staff took care of that by including an emergency line of their own that will help you get what you need. This Vonage V-phone can also work as a portable storage device because of the 250MB of space included. The USB phone has its own Vonage number, which is a little odd, but presumably you can change it to your own. And at less than US$40, it’s not a bad way to start Vonaging now.
Via Vonage V-phone.
The D-Link V-Click phone allows you to switch between tri-band 900/1800/1900MHz GSM/GPRS network or unspecified 802.11 WiFi to make low cost VoIP calls at the push of a button. This baby costs US$600. No word yet on availability. The D-Link V-Click phone also features the bundled Opera Mobile browser and 176×220 pixel display
The new Amex i-Talk is the next generation VOIP phone. With USB support, a sound card and compatibility with services like Skype, Windows Messenger Live, Net2Phone and more, this phone is aiming to be the standard phone in your house. Pricing and availability details are not yet available. Via TechFresh.
This VOIP4331S allows you to make free worldwide client-to-client calls over the Windows Live Messenger service or dial standard phone numbers on the cheap via Windows Live Call. Philips promises that this model will available soon at UK e-tailer Comet. But there is no information about price.
This is the brand new Skype phone by Sony that also serves as a cool mouse. When opened, it looks like a cell phone, and it works with your Skype service perfectly. When closed, use it as a regular mouse. Available in 5 colors, this unit has an LED flashlight to let you know of incoming calls and a volume adjuster. It is available for $99 right now. Via GadgetMadness.
A company called Greenhouse Japan just released a phone unit called the GH-UPE1 that plugs right into your computer’s USB port and allows you to use Skype directly on this unit. For anyone using Skype, this phone is a great tool. Info via NewLaunches.