I've just come back from a digital hang-ten surfing session on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Web site.
Did a search for some newly applied-for Trademarks.
Trademark applications are what companies who are planning to issue products and services do before they release these offerings.
D-Link already makes a Pocket Router- something you can carry on the road with you. Priced at $69.99, It can connect computers to enable sharing of files and hotel Internet access, as well as wirelessly connect any Ethernet-enabled client to a 802.11b/g network.
But it appears that D-Link is also planning a Pocket VoIP Router. No word of such product is on the D-Link site, but from a read of the Trademark application, it sure looks like such a device is in the works.
From the Trademark application, we learn that this device would be an "electronic apparatus in small form factor for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications and communications over wired Ethernet-based and/or wireless networks, namely adapters."
Makes perfect sense.
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