Yesterday I saw three news stories that all seemed to bring one thought to mind. Mobile PBX.
First was the story about a startup in the UK called CloudNet which trickled into the mailbox over the weekend. Cloudnet is offering a 14 day trial (with the purchase of the mobile app) of a mobile PBX play with an app for iPhones and iPads that ties into a backend PBX.
Next was Om's post about Mobile VoIP coming to the RIM Blackberry. There's only one catch, the TringMe service only works on pre BB 5.0 devices. That's fine, but I already have Wi-Fi calling on my current release OS using T-Mobile's UMA capabilities and I don't have to go backwards.
Last up in the space was news from client CounterPath. They announced a deal with with NEC Unified Solutions which Fierce VoIP's Mike Dolan made his lead story of the day. In a nutshell, the NEC Smart Mobile Client brings to the mobile world full functionality of an extension on the NEC communication servers offering customers full access to a company's communications network when on the move.
These three examples clearly show me that VoIP isn't dead...
P.S. A fourth example of how things are converging is the new iPhone client from Acrobits, named GroundWire.