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Via a licensing agreement with Skype, Polycom has come up with an integrated PDA size speakerphone that includes Skype calling functionality, according to the press announcement.

  Convenient call function buttons -- With deep integration to the Skype application, the Polycom Communicator features conveni buttons enabling users to easily launch Skype on their computer and control volume, mute, and pick-up and hang-up calls.

UPDATE-- I first thought this was one more indication that Skype/eBay is using licensing revenue as a way to buoy the growth of revenues associated with Skype. But I was wrong. According to representatives from Polycom, there is no licensing fees...HMMM.

It is also a logical product to follow the Skype for Business entry, and I'm starting to see some strategy unfolding that points more and more in the direction of channel specific efforts from Skype.

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