The home phone is dead:  Long live the home phone Dilip Kenchammana Chief Technologist, VoIP Products Trolltech
<ul><li>More consumers go without a home phone today than just a decade ago </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul>...
<ul><li>But the “Use-Case” for a home phone is more relevant than ever! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk is cheap (so is messagi...
<ul><ul><li>The central communications hub, not the only phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy video calling </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Trend #2: The home phone is reincarnating in new form factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VoIP-Photo-Frame, Video-Desk-P...
Concept Demo <ul><ul><li>Email  [email_address]  for a copy of the video </li></ul></ul>
<ul><li>2009 is shaping up to be the year of the new home phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chipsets and peripherals are availab...
<ul><ul><li>Long live the home phone(s)! </li></ul></ul>
An   eComm 2008   presentation –   http://eCommMedia.com   for more
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Dilip Kenchammana's presentation at eComm 2008

  1. 1. The home phone is dead: Long live the home phone Dilip Kenchammana Chief Technologist, VoIP Products Trolltech
  2. 2. <ul><li>More consumers go without a home phone today than just a decade ago </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VoIP on a laptop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freedom from hassle of monthly landline phone bill </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>But the “Use-Case” for a home phone is more relevant than ever! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk is cheap (so is messaging and web access) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Families are geo-fragmented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Want more: Video calls, 3-way calls, video messaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human factors haven’t changed: big hand, fat finger </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>The central communications hub, not the only phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy video calling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow families to exchange messages and get shared info from the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A sharing medium for family photos and videos </li></ul></ul>Trend #1: The home phone is reincarnating in new roles
  5. 5. <ul><li>Trend #2: The home phone is reincarnating in new form factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VoIP-Photo-Frame, Video-Desk-Phone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerful chipsets, competitive price-points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HW specs: e.g. 9” WVGA Touchscreen, BT/DECT/WiFi, VGA webcam, hi-fi speakerphone, multimedia co-processor, 128MB RAM/ROM, 2GB external memory card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SW specs: e.g. “SmartSimplicity” Finger-touch UI, Unified IP Communications, Web, Photos, Videos </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Concept Demo <ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] for a copy of the video </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2009 is shaping up to be the year of the new home phone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chipsets and peripherals are available today at attractive price-points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software companies, e.g. Trolltech, are launching products for this segment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service providers are aiming to launch these devices in the next 12 months </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Long live the home phone(s)! </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. An eComm 2008 presentation – http://eCommMedia.com for more

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