Skype Jumps to Cellular


Now it is not just the old land-line phone system under seige from voice over Internet protocol providers. With Skype's announcement that it will offer voice service via handheld devices like pocket PCs good old cell phones could get some comp.

And of the comments on how VoIP would work with Wi-Fi nets, Skype's chief executive and founder Niklas Zennstr?m seems to know what he is talking about. The current bottleneck for mobile VoIP is processing power and audio hardware. Analysts claiming that Wi-Fi needs to be "optimized" for voice need to explain what they mean as the whole point of VoIP is that packets are packets once they hit the Net.