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Sleeman 05-31-2012 08:06 PM

Softphone
 
Anyone know of anyone creating a native SIP softphone for the PlayBook?

I'd pay $50 for a good one (or even one that just works). And I'm not talking about a proprietary softphone. Think 'X-Lite' for the PlayBook.

Skype is not likely to happen any time soon. Though it would be cool, the political will just isn't there (why would Microsoft make this happen with Win8 tablets around the corner?).

SIP softphones would be huge though, especially for enterprise. I've got a client who keeps asking me for Skype (and the Flash hacks just don't work), and he's got a $10k IP phone system at his office I can use a softphone with from anywhere in the world. Except there isn't one that works on the PlayBook.

RIM, this kind of thing is just killing me (and you). Ya gotta open things up and stop trying to protect your paid-for enterprise voip system (which I will _never_ recommend - the IP PBX vendors have beat you to it).

This is one of those simple things you can do in the short term to make some people happy. Let people communicate. See what happens.

Jeffers 06-01-2012 07:56 AM

Re: Softphone
 
If your clients IP phone system is Cisco based, maybe something like Cisco Jabber would fit the bill?

Jeff

dc/dc 06-01-2012 08:57 AM

Re: Softphone
 
If this is a really important feature for you, you may just have to change devices.

knottyrope 06-01-2012 11:31 AM

Re: Softphone
 
I hope BB10 will have something like this.

jabberblog 08-02-2012 03:00 PM

Re: Softphone
 
**RIM, this kind of thing is just killing me (and you). Ya gotta open things up and stop trying to protect your paid-for enterprise voip system (which I will _never_ recommend - the IP PBX vendors have beat you to it).**

Yes. Playbook and it's users need love and attention. RIM shows disinterest.

alslsb 08-03-2012 02:02 PM

Re: Softphone
 
I use Comwave ePhone. It is a free download but an annual subscription around $20


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