Dan Berte of http://www.wirelessisfun.com/ has edited our 3 hours of recorded ramblings into several bite-sized segments. Dan and I were joined by Mike Puchol of tech.am blog, who is also a founder and CTO of http://www.whisher.com/. We’re demonstrating our rapidly improving style, so look out, http://www.kenradio.com/!
Download segments at: http://wirelessisfun.com/2007/04/09/wif-podcast-2/
Court rules Vonage must stop using Verizon patents.Vonage claims it has long prepared for this, and customers have no fear of service termination. Mike Snyder, Vonage’s chief executive officer says “Friday’s events represented one small step in what is sure to be a long legal battle.” Vonage, whose shares fell nearly 26% on Friday, also said the litigation would likely take years, but added that it was confident it would continue to provide service to its over 2.2 million subscribers. Will they license from Verizon? Will they patch their code? Is this death for Vonage?
EarthLink Unveils Wi-Fi VoIP Phone with wifi router built into base…
This appears to be the same “FON Router with Skype Handset” from July, 2006.
Fon Blog and Martin Varsavsky release early details of their upcoming “Fontenna”
This will be an external, cable-tethered 7db box.
Fon suggests again that their partnership with McAfee makes their product safe.
Deja Vu from Dec 12 last year…
Fon releases firmware upgrades for VOIP phones
Another Fon issue fixed by Apple Computer-
Airport Extreme patch makes it easier to connect to La Fonera now.
Melting La Fonera APs…
The infamous YouTube video is probably a hoax, but an expert analysis by Mike Puchol suggests that the electronics may last no more than a year due to heat stress.
Fon’s upcoming La Fonera 1.5 will have a LAN port
Probably to be based on the slightly better Accton MR3202A 2 Port Mini Router. Since La Foneras have a 2 year warantee, this could mean a free upgrade when the 1.0 fries.
Fon will have a Wi-Max/WiFi AP in the future.
La Fonera x will use Wi-Max service instead of Cable/DSL modem.
Ericsson halts Wi-Max technology in favor of 3G.
Now only Intel makes the chips.
Whisher releases new Mac and Linux clients.
Linux client offers intrim solution to exposed Wi-Fi encryption keys.