Ooma was showing off its latest hardware at ITEXPO in Los Angeles last week. Telo, ooma’s second generation handset hardware, is expected to hit store shelves at the beginning of October – just in time for the start of the holiday shopping season. Ooma’s hardware is likely the most sophisticated consumer IP communications hardware shipping today, with native support for G.722 and as well as DECT CAT-iq linking handset and base station, plus a Linux/Asterisk code load under the hood.
Rich Buchanan, ooma’s CMO, noted some “Big Box” outlets were sticking with the company’s first generation hardware until it runs out due in part because their customers like the big fat buttons to dial phone numbers.
Pictured below is the beta version of the telo base station and handset. The production handset will have slightly “softer” edges around the sides.