Line2 App unites WiFi + 3G for Ultimate iPad VoIP

Line2’s VoIP app works with the iPhone and iPad and utilizes both WiFi and 3G to send and receive calls. You can still conference-call with up to 20 people.

The iPad is great at a lot of things…but distinct its iPhone sibling, it can’t make or receive phone calls. Line2 intends to solve that dilemma and is now offering its app for the iPad and iPhone, making it the only calling app available for the iPad that works over WiFi and 3G.

When you sign up for an account with Line2, the company offers you with a phone number. You can then make and receive phone calls from the app. Line2 will use your 3G data plan to broadcast data under normal circumstances, but if you’re within range of a WiFi network, the app will automatically switch to WiFi—even in mid-call.

All this comes at a price, though; similar to any good service, Line2 has a price tag, in this case, it’s $14.95/month. If you’re appearing for a WiFi/3G VoIP app for the iPad, though, the lack of competition makes that cost a good investment.

Nortel inclusive sale of voice-over-Internet business unit to Genband

TORONTO - Nortel Networks has finished the sale of its voice-over-Internet business unit to Genband Inc. for about US$182 million. A spokesman for Genband said the agreement will hobble about 1,800 full-time Nortel employees to the company.

The agreement with Texas-based Genband was first announced last December and was primarily considered a stalking horse bid, which assumed other bidders would come to the table.

However, Nortel abandoned its plans for a competitive auction in February and instead focused on covering up the sale to Genband.

Nortel spokeswoman Jamie Moody said that Genband has taken on about 83 per cent of the existing workforce from the Nortel voice-over-Internet division, somewhat higher than the 78 per cent it had initially pledged to hire.

Under the agreement announced in December, Genband will pay about US$182 million for the Nortel unit, and will also obtain existing customer contracts.

The privately-owned company had formerly offered about US$282 million, subject to adjustments that will reduce the price by about $100 million.

BT incorporates Ribbit technology with Onevoice VoIP services

BT has proclaimed that it would integrate its Ribbit internet call management technology with its Onevoice VPN business solution, which will let large international firms host calls through Onevoice VPN.

BT, which acquired Silicon-based Ribbit for more than hundred million dollars in July 2008, said the move would reduce the costs considerably and allow businesses improve their services.

Ribbit’s integration with Onevoice VPN offers not only a single number for incoming and outgoing calls but also an open API, which permits firms to create their own applications for integrating with cloud-based systems. Now, firms will be capable to save money by routing calls over VoIP connections when out of office.

BT described it troubled decision as ‘landmark’ and said that it was confident that its new service would expand its customer base.

Acrobits Partners with Aptela to convey VoIP Service to Small Business iPhone Owners

Acrobits and Aptela Collaborate to present an Exciting New iPhone Softphone Choice for VoIP Users.

Acrobits, a pioneer in mobile software development and designer of Acrobits Softphone for the iPhone, proclaimed a new partnership with Aptela, a leading provider of business-class phone services for small businesses and mobile workers. By providing Aptela customers with a simple way to incorporate their accounts with the Acrobits Softphone, Aptela’s service is now as mobile as their customers.

We’ve partnered with Aptela to offer the best VoIP experience on the iPhone, says Acrobits. Partnering with an experienced service provider gives our SIP client customers with the dependability they need and the ease of use they demand.

Aptela’s customers also have access to the wide features of the Acrobits Softphone, the leading SIP client on the iPhone App Store. Acrobits features include:
  • Register concurrently for multiple accounts.
  • Use over both Wi-Fi and 3G/Edge for the widest coverage available.
  • Access and dial your native iPhone contacts straight from the softphone.
  • Preserve your business presence by using your office extension from anywhere.
  • Record calls honestly to your iPhone for ease of access.

Delaying VoIP adoption no longer a choice for mobile operator, says Ovum

Mobile network operators have to reply to their customers' calls and embrace voice over internet protocol (VoIP), according to Steven Hartley, principal analyst at Ovum.

He explained that, because there is obviously demand for VoIP from mobile users, it is a waste of time, money and effort for operators to try and delay its adoption.

According to Mr Hartley, the growing demand means that mobile network operators don't have the time to wait for the deployment of the beyond-3G networks that would permit them to compete in the VoIP market.

His views appeared as a report by Ovum said that mobile network operators must embrace VoIP in order to neutralize the threat posed to them by internet call providers.

The report noted that VoIP can attract new users, decrease the number of customers moving in and out of a customer base or even encourage data plan uptake when it is implemented well.

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Nokia steps up force on Apple by iPad suit

Nokia is support more legal force on Apple, adding the iPad to its barrage of lawsuits against its chief smartphone bugbear. The Finnish giant, which is engaged in a series of suits and countersuits, focused on patent and antitrust claim, with Apple, filed suit in Wisconsin, asserting violation of 5 of its patents by the iPad 3G tablet.

"The patents in question relate to technology for improved speech and data transmission, using position data in applications and innovation in antenna configurations that improve performance and save space, allowing smaller and more compact devices," said Nokia's official statement. This suit was not filed in the Delaware court where the iPhone dispute are lodged, but in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, a favored location of fast tracked IPR trials. Nokia has also filed complaint of patent infringement before the US International Trade Commission, a body that can inflict injunctions next to offending products.

Nokia and Apple
The Wi-Fi only iPad is not built-in the new lawsuit, which specify the iPad 3G as well as all 3 models of the iPhone. The plaintiff said: "Nokia is harmed by Apple's illegal use of Nokia patented technology in a way that cannot be compensated for by a payment of damages alone.

Nokia and Apple fight directly, with respect to at least certain Apple product offerings. Apple's illegal use of the patents-in-suit in its products at the time of their sale allow it to charge less for its products because it does not have to get well the costs of development of the technology used in the device. This allows it to get market share that it would otherwise not be able to obtain were its products to bear the costs for the patented technology."

All the patent at issue were granted between 2001 and 2003, separately from number 7,558,696, which was only issued last year and refers to a 'Method and Device for Position Determination'. This refers to a "centralized interface for applications running on a mobile device to get position data", allowing developers to include location capabilities without having to write important extra code.

Smartphone climb could be copied in VoIP carrier apps

Demand for smartphones constant to grow in the 1st quarter of 2010, which can only be good news for VoIP providing mobile applications. Smartphone volumes kept growing in the 1st quarter of the year, reaching 55.2 million, analyst firm Canalys has said.

Increase in the market rebounded by 67 percent on the same period previous year having weathered the financial downturn well, according to the hi-tech industry analyst.

Smartphone climb could be copied in VoIP carrier apps
This growth, the maximum rate seen since the end of 2007, could potentially increase adoption of mobile VoIP solutions, which smartphones can access via the mobile internet.

Nokia led the smartphone market over the period, shipping a record volume of 21.4 million handsets, which was around twice the volume of its nearest participant, RIM.

Chris Jones, vice president and principal analyst at Canalys, said: "Violent pricing has enabled Nokia to deliver smartphones that appeal to a broader consumer audience."

Use of mobile IP telephony solutions could soar in 2010 as the year is predictable to be a big one for mobile applications downloads.Technology market investigate company ABI investigate has forecast that six billion mobile applications will be downloaded in 2010, up from around 2.4 billion in 2009.

VoIP advantage from demand for super-fast broadband

VoIP communications can improve as a result of plans to accept super-fast business broadband. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a 90 day business growth agenda, which calls for the incoming government to deliver a direct plan for next-generation business broadband by 2040.super-fast broadbandThe advanced technology would result in extra reliable and higher quality VoIP communication, as the industry would grow markedly as a direct result.

David Frost, director general of the BCC, said: "Through the first 90 days after an election, an incoming Government must make concrete suggestion to commit to improving Britain's energy, transport and digital infrastructure."

The demand for super-fast broadband is part of a 12-point plan, which the BCC claims will help continue the economic revival by giving businesses additional freedom and support. Other proposal includes cancelling the planned employer national insurance rise in full and freezing the public sector pay bill.

U.S. physicist visualized the idea of SMS in 1909

Texting may be a boon in today's world, but the idea was visualised more than a century ago. And, it was a original American physicist who had predict about the portable messaging service, similar to the SMS, via a hand-held tool in the 'Popular Mechanics' magazine in 1909, its Technology Editor Seth Porges has claimed.

Nikola Tesla, the physicist and a mechanical engineer, whose name lives on at the electric car maker Tesla Motors, saw wireless power as the only way to make electricity thrive, according to Porges.

U.S. physicist visualized the idea of SMS in 1909
Telsa wrote in the magazine that one day it'd be likely to 'transmit wireless messages' all over the world and imagined that such a hand-held device would be simple to use and one day everyone in the world would communicate to friends using it, Porges said.

This would usher in a new era of technology, Telsa wrote in the publication. Nikola Tesla was talented to predict technology which is still in its nascent forms a hundred years later. He talked a lot about his other huge passion, which was wireless power.

It has taken a little longer to get off the ground, but work on attractive wireless conductive transmission is going on right now in investigate centres at MIT and Intel and other places, Every day Telegraph quoted Porges as saying.

Porges disclosed Tesla's forecast at a presentation, '108 years of futurism' to industry information in New York.

The magazine, which has nine international edition that is read by millions, has been trying to imagine how the world will look in future years since it was first published in January 1902.