Press Release Summary:
Consisting of USB memory stick and earphone, ImPhone supports videoconference, chat, and short messaging services between users. Software is automatically activated and displays phone diagram on PC screen to assist making call. Memory stick can also be used as USB flash memory, and has IP phone and audio hardware built in. ImPhone measures 81 x 20 x 9 mm and works with Windows 2000/XP PCs.
Original Press Release:
Anyuser Global Announces World's Smallest IP Phone
Tokyo (JCNN) - Anyuser Global announced on June 13 the ImPhone, the world's smallest IP phone. Developed by its partner company Anyuser.Net of Korea, the product consists of a USB memory stick and earphone and allows users to simply plug it into a USB 1.1/2.0 port to use it as an IP phone, anywhere in the world.
When plugged into a USB port, the ImPhone software is automatically activated and displays a phone diagram on a PC screen to assist making a call.
Also used as a USB flash memory (64/128/256MB), the memory stick has IP phone and audio hardware built in. The unit measures 81x20x9mm, and works with Windows 2000/XP PCs.
Between ImPhone users, not only voice but videoconference (up to six users), chat, and short messaging services will be supported.
The price is 3,970 yen ($36), including 500 yen ($4.50) worth of free calls.