EasyCall Desktop to be Launched

Logitech and Skype will expand their relationship by bringing a complete solution for Internet calling dedicated to Skype users worldwide: the EasyCall Desktop.

The European version of the desktop combines a mouse, headset and speakerphone with a Skype-specific keyboard for the first time ever. It is not clear whether the system will be compatible with other VoIP systems.

The Skype-specific keyboard includes one-touch buttons for launching Skype software, placing a call, ending a call, changing the user’s online status, and dialling a mobile or traditional phone. The F9 to F12 keys act as programmable speed-dial buttons.

The two companies plan jointly to market the European version of the Logitech EasyCall Desktop, engaging in regional promotions and direct outreach to Logitech customers and the Skype community.

The EasyCall Desktop will be available in stores throughout Europe for a suggested retail price of £99.99.