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Cisco secures 'iphone' trademark

Cisco secures 'iphone' trademark

The iphone has arrived, but not from Apple.

If Apple is indeed developing a combined mobile phone and music player, Apple enthusiasts will have to adjust their expectations that the device will likely not be called an iphone. According to the US Patent and Trademark Office, Cisco Systems holds the registration for the "iphone" trademark.

Linksys, a division of Cisco Systems introduced two VoIP handsets adding to five others the company already offers. The group of phones is now part of a Linksys family of products called iphone.

Linksys' newest iphones include the CIT400, a cordless phone with a base station that attaches directly via Ethernet to a network and comes preloaded with VoIP software from eBay's Skype Internet telephony service. The phone allows users to make and receive Skype calls without having to turn on and use their computers.

The WIP320 also comes loaded with Skype software and is compatible with Wi-Fi so that users can make and receive calls on the phone from anywhere they can connect to a wireless access point.

Users can check their Skype contact list on the phones to see if someone they want to call is available. The devices support SkypeOut and SkypeIn, the services that allow users to make and receive calls with landline phones for a fee.

The WIP320 costs US$199 and the CIT400 retails for $179. Both are available in North America and are expected to become available in Europe, Asia and Latin America during the first quarter next year.


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