D-Link announces Wi-Fi capable cellphone

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

Wireless equipment maker D-Link today announced its first phone that not only offers a Wi-Fi feature set, but also works as a regular, unlocked cellphone. The "V-Click line of phones will be shipping during the first quarter of 2007 and will support tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz) and 802.11 Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) access.

The devices can be operated on a cellular network simply by inserting a SIM card that is required for phone to operate on GSM networks. Through hotspot access, users can make phone calls via the Internet or browse the Internet with Opera's mobile web browser.

The first series of dual-mode GSM/Wi-Fi phones will cost $600.