Engin, Nokia claim Australia's first mobile VoIP phone release

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Engin, Nokia claim Australia's first mobile VoIP phone release
Australian Internet telephony provider Engin has partnered with mobile phone giant Nokia to provide the first mobile Internet phone to be released in Australia.

Engin claimed its customers will receive lower cost mobile phone bills using the Nokia N80 Internet edition handset.

The Nokia N80 Internet edition combines wireless LAN, support for Internet calls, a 3-megapixel camera, quadband GSM/WCDMA coverage and other Internet services.

Ilkka Tales, chief executive officer of Engin told CRN last September the firm was in discussions with partners and manufactures around a possible mobility-based deal.

In the wake of the Nokia deal Tales said the N80 Internet edition, can blend together surfing the Net and making cost-efficient Internet calls.

"With the proliferation of WiFi hot spots in the home, office and public areas, people can use the Nokia N80 to make calls, no matter where they are, over the Engin network at our low cost call rates.”

Tales added users can make 10 cent untimed calls to landlines around Australia, and 20 cent untimed calls to 20 countries around the world

David Watkins, director of multimedia sales APAC at Nokia, said: "Convergence is bringing more opportunities for consumers and Nokia's Nseries opens up the possibilities of the Internet going mobile. Engin's VoIP Internet Phone service is a great example."
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