Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) has announced a “tablet-like” – perhaps slim form factor would be better – 7 inch touchscreen phone with integrated video calling, PoE and and WiFi.
The GXV3175 is being described as the “sibling” to the company’s Skype-certified GXV3140 phone. It includes support for three lines with up to 3 SP accounts plus a free peer-to-peer IPVideoTalk service out of the box, a 1.3 MP tiltable camera, dual 10/100M Ethernet ports with integrated PoE, integrated WiFi up to 802.11n (yes, plus b and g!), dual USB ports, an SD port and a stylus pen. Also included are stereo audio and TV outputs, and a headset jack.
Also built into the device is a whole touch-based user interface with a full web browser and a gazillion (ok, maybe not that many) applets, including social networking applications and IM.
There’s a suite of business productivity apps, including calendar, visual phone book, a mechanism for streaming multimedia ads, and auto-provisioning via TR-069 for enterprise and service provider networks.
List price is $349 and available for purchase by the end of the month through Grandstream’s worldwide distribution network.