Are SIPphone, CounterPath candidates for MySpace softphone?

 According to the London-based Financial Times newspaper, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch says that "voice services" will soon be introduced to youth-oriented social networking site MySpace.

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According to the London-based Financial Times newspaper, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch says that "voice services" will soon be introduced to youth-oriented social networking site MySpace.

Looks like a two-month time frame from now until this feature is enabled. 

I have written often about how this 47 million-member, and growing, site is a natural place for some sort of click-to-call capability. I mean look at the home page. There's a Vonage ad! Shows that some smart folks realize that VoIP and social networking are a natural communications pair-up.

Say you are on MySpace and you see the pix and profile of someone who strikes your fancy. Then if she/he opts to be reachable via voice, you can click an icon or button that would initiate a phone call to them right from your PC.

I am on record as saying that Net2Phone's UI would be a perfect way to make this work. Not only that, but this is a company Rupert should try to pry loose from their owner, IDT.

But that won't be easy. Instead, I envision a scenario that might involve an existing softphone company building a customized MySpace click-to-call capability.

Who? Well, maybe SIPPhone (Gizmo Project) or even CounterPath (formerly xten). 

I have a strong hunch about this one. Can you say "reference designs?"