The iPhone 4
, which was officially unveiled on the June 7th at a presentation in San Francisco, includes several new features that will benefit VoIP users. These are touted as:
- Multi-task when making a VoIP call, so customers can access other applications, such as a calendar, during a conversation.
- Built-in noise cancellation to eliminate background sounds when making VoIP calls.
- Videoconferencing will also be possible between iPhones via the Face Time feature, allowing remote employees to partake in business meetings.
- Longer battery life, while the screen resolution has been significantly improved compared to previous models.
The iPhone 4 will be available in the UK from June 24th.
Wow you may think this is amazing, but all these features have been available on Android phones
(Google's Open Source mobile operating system) for ages. I've just got an HTC Desire
and it's the No.1 phone in the world right now.
It can do all of above and more, plus the Sipdroid VoIP client is free
and works on 3G and WiFi using our VoIP services
or anyone elses. Best of all it's free software and just works.
Another good blog post covers why the iPhone can never keep up with Android or Open Source:
"Through a bevy of handset makers, Android can offer a variety of phones that will make it difficult for
Apple to beat with just one hardware release a year. While it is hard to
ever go wrong with an iPhone, Android offers a ton of alternative form
factors, price points and carriers: Sprint (NYSE: S) has released the
first 4G phone on Android; T-Mobile has a new competitive Android phone
with a slide-out keyboard; the HTC Incredible sold by Verizon has been
flying off store shelves; and even Google’s Nexus One still boasts some
of the latest hardware. Not to mention new Android phones from Samsung
and LG (SEO: 066570) coming later this summer."Google now have figures to show
open source Android mobile phones are getting activated daily!
It's taken us a while to get round to ordering one of these Yubikeys
, but they do look great and have lots of documentation via the wiki
We're going to be testing them via the pam module for SSH access
(and of course using pam_ldap).
So, users in LDAP[?]
via pam, and a Yubikey
, let's see how it goes!
(will be interesting for logging in a SIP handset via Asterisk
that needs one too and all the others technologies Suretec
use and support
, Squid and more....
). We'll see....
Just a quick one to say that when you think you need Asterisk
for a customer request
, sometimes you don't!!
A question from a customer yesterday:
Do you know of an IP desk telephone that can be used on a
hotline/autodial/PLAR type basis? Ie pick up one phone and the other
Tricky bit... no call manager of any sort in-between... just the
direct on the network.
to the rescue!!! Any of the new 67XXi ranges have a feature either per line or globally like so:
Simply add an IP address in the Autodial Number
field for line 1 and when you pick up the handset it dials the other phone on that IP directly
. No need to put Asterisk
in between or any other system, other than pure IP.
P.S. I'm sure most of the business grade IP phones out there can do the same.