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Boasting a 7" display and a built-in webcam, speaker and microphone, the WiFi-capable videophone lets users make unlimited video calls for free to other Skype users without the need for a computer. The Eee Videophone AiGuru SV1, priced at $299.95, is now available in North America from Skype?s online shop (www.skype.com/shop), and will be available from ASUS authorized resellers later this year. Consumers in Europe can pre-order the videophone from Skype?s shop, priced at €269.95/£219.95, with shipment beginning next week. The videophone will also be available in retail outlets in Asia Pacific later this year.
With the AiGuru SV1, free unlimited video and voice calls can be made to anyone on Skype. Whether it?s a father, child, or business colleague receiving a video or voice call, they do not have to be using a videophone; as long as they are connected to Skype - via a computer or a Skype-enabled device - the call will always be free. This enables people worldwide to make Skype-to-Skype calls either at home or the office whenever the need or mood strikes, without having to worry about cost. AiGuru SV1 users looking to make outgoing and receive incoming calls to and from fixed and mobile lines can subscribe to one of Skype?s popular unlimited calling* subscriptions or purchase Skype credit to make outgoing calls at www.skype.com
The AiGuru SV1 is designed specifically for video calling and is equipped with a large, high-resolution 7" TFT LCD and an integrated webcam. The AiGuru SV1 also features a built-in microphone and speaker Users who wish to have privacy during their calls can use a standard mini-jack headset and microphone.
The AiGuru SV1 offers an easy way to make free video calls. Users can get up and running in three simple steps:
- Connect to a broadband connection, either wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable
- Sign-in with an existing Skype name or create a new one
- Start video calling
With its WiFi capability, small footprint and rechargeable battery power system, the AiGuru SV1 also offers convenience in its portability. The user is neither tied to a wall socket nor a computer during use, which means the videophone can be moved from room to room without hassle, and without interrupting or dropping a call.