The tech world has been all atwitter for months about the elusive iPhone, a cellphone-and-iPod combo that Apple may or may not release soon. Last week, it was revealed that the iPhone actually exists – but Apple isn’t making it.
It turns out that Cisco Systems, which owns the home networking company Linksys, has held the iPhone trademark since 2000, giving it the exclusive right to sell something called an iPhone. Linksys announced several new iPhone products last week, including the WIP320, a small wireless handset that lets you make calls over Wi-Fi networks using the Skype service.
Calls to other Skype users are free, and plans for calls to regular phones start at $14.95 for unlimited calling in the United States and Canada. International calls start at 2 cents a minute.