Philips Cordless VOIP Phones Reviewed

Chris Davies - Nov 6, 2006
Philips Cordless VOIP Phones Reviewed

The market for VOIP phones is growing steadily, as more and more people learn to say "no, I don't want you to touch me there" to their local telco when the big greedy reaches for their wallet.  Philips has a few on the market already, and Geekzone took it upon themselves to try out two of them - the 433, which works with Windows Live Messenger, and the 321, which works with Skype.  Despite the shared manufacturer, the handsets look pretty different and have some different features; for instance, the 433 has a colour screen, albeit a crap one.  My own view is that these just aren't as useful as proper WiFi phones - they both require your PC to be on whenever you want to use VOIP. 

Philips VOIP handsets - screen closeup

Philips VOIP433 Windows Live Messenger and Philips VOIP321 Skype Phones Review [Geekzone]