Linksys Ships New Wireless-G Phone

Irvine-based Linksys said Monday that it is shipping a new Wireless-G IP phone, the iPhone, which is targeted at providing voice-over-IP connectivity via Wi-Fi. Linksys, which is owned by Cisco, said that the Cisco Wireless-G IP iPhone (WIP310) provides VoIP connectivity via WiFi Internet access, and is targeted at consumers and small businesses. The firm said that the upgraded device will be available in the third quarter from Linksys service providers and value added resellers. Cisco's iPhone line of SIP phones, which are not related to Apple's iPhone, has been available since December of 2006.