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Monday, March 16, 2009

eee videophone with skype functionality announced


Asus has recently announced the release of a new standalone videophone. The "aiGuru S1" is completely based on skype. It comes equipped with a 7" LCD and a 0.3MP camera (barely sufficient for skype purposes) and has a battery allowing for only 20 minutes of wireless talking, if the built-in wifi interface is used for connecting to the internet. Since the purpose is probably more to act as a stationary device, it seems wise that asus has added a LAN interface too.. at an estimated price of around 250 eur it will most probably serve mainly companies searching for a good video conference terminal.
Frankly, I wouldn't know what to do with it since my eeePC has both a better camera and LCD, plus real mobility and, of course, I have skype running on it too. So I have no idea why I should buy such a videophone instead of (or in addition to!?) a nice eeePC (which is much more versatile too).

But the design is rather nice to look at, don't you think? :^)


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