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Another shot at the elusive video phone

Tandberg will try a version for the business market.


Those of us who frequently work from home aren't necessarily anxious for video phones to become commonplace, mostly because that would mean we'd have to make ourselves semi-presentable. Still, we can't help but wonder why this technology has never taken off.

Tandberg is one company that hasn't given up hope, with plans to develop a VoIP video phone for the business market. Its E20 is designed to provide "CD quality audio with DVD quality video," integrating a 5-megapixel digital camera above a 10.6-inch display. The device, which also includes a speakerphone and other features for multimedia presentations, is expected to hit the market early next year, according to Slippery Brick. Which can mean only one thing: It may be time to get new PJs.