AAPL Stock: 118.03 ( -0.85 )

Printed from

Second-gen 3 Skypephone S2 makes debut

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue August 19, 2008

3 Skypephone S2 debuts

Skype, together with network operator 3, have once again teamed up to bring the second-generation of the 3 Skypephone, dubbed S2. Functional changes from the original VoIP candy bar handset include the addition of a bigger screen and HSDPA wireless network support. The 2.2-inch, 320x240 resolution display replaces the old 176x220 unit, while the built-in camera now takes 3.2-megapixel photos as opposed to 2-megapixel captures.

Onboard storage of the S2 is 50MB, with a micro SD card slot supporting cards up to 4GB in size. To encourage browsing offered by the HSDPA network connectivity, the S2 will feature quick access to applications such as Facebook, Windows Live Messenger and Google via a dedicated control.

The Skypephone S2 will be available to UK residents online on August 28 and from 3's stores starting on September 1. Pricing is expected to be in the equivalent $130 range, and like the original should see availability expand to include Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong, Australia, Austria and Denmark. [via Register Hardware]

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented