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Experience Skype to the Max: The Essential Guide to the World’s Leading Internet Communications Platform by Jim Courtney

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Chapter    10

Hardware Considerations: PCs, Mobiles, and Peripherals

Perhaps the biggest user experience change in voice calling with Skype is the transition from a legacy desktop or wall phone to the wide range of platforms and devices on which you can make and receive Skype calls: PCs, smartphones, TVs, Blu-ray players, and tablets. Most come with applications that can completely replace the desktop phone yet carry out the functionality of a business desktop phone.

As mentioned previously, Skype requires as an end point a hardware device that incorporates Skype software, whether as an application (PCs, smartphones, tablets) or embedded into an intelligent device’s firmware (TVs, Blu-ray players). So the hardware device you use must meet minimum ...

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