October 15, 2008
today launched the snom 820, an elegant and attractive VoIP phone. It features a large high-resolution TFT color display (3.5", 320 x 240 pixels) and can easily display call lists, phone directories, and caller information via the integrated XML browser. I believe this is snom's first "white" VoIP phone, which gives it a nice clean look. Very Apple-esque. It appears to support "picture / photo" CallerID but I need to confirm. The snom 820 also supports wideband in the handset which captures more than double the spectrum of voice frequencies that by standard phones.
Perhaps the most interesting feature is that the new snom 820 supports WiFi. No need to use a network cable if you don't want to. In fact, the snom 820 supports Power over plug (A/C adapter), Power over Ethernet (PoE) or WiFi.
Security-wise it features secure VPN, TLS and SRTP. Important business features include three-party conferencing, polyphonic ringtones, and up to twelve different SIP identities.
According to snom, the new look of the snom 820 was designed in cooperation with very renowned German industrial designers. They stated, "this first model of the new product line of snom phones is living up to the highest expectations in functionality and timeless beauty."
Indeed, that is one
beautiful phone. Can I have one?