New Solo Phone Disconnects Skype From Computer

Skype hardware maker Ipevo announced on Tuesday the U.S. launch of the Solo, a desktop Skype phone that makes phone calls over the Internet without being tethered to a computer. Ipevo officials hope the stand-alone device will catch the fancy of users who shy away from computers. The always-on phone, however, requires a broadband Internet connection. The Solo is embedded with Skype software so users can place phone calls to anywhere in the world from any available wired broadband connection.