That’s right, Cisco trademarked “iPhone” in the early 90’s and have just announced that they will be releasing “iPhone” branded VoIP systems. They include “the $180 iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype CIT400 (pictured), the $200 iPhone Wireless-G Phone for Skype WIP320, [and] a SIP VoIP phone.”

Why wait until now to launch the iPhone name? We can’t say for sure, but we imagine Cisco was probably trying to work behind the scenes to sell the rights to the name to Apple, but things didn’t pan out — but since “iPhone” is already a fairly ubiquitous brand without even being launched, hey, why not run with it?

[via engadget]

That’s right, Cisco trademarked “iPhone” in the early 90’s and have just announced that they will be releasing “iPhone” branded VoIP systems. They include “the $180 iPhone Dual-Mode Internet Telephony Kit for Skype CIT400 (pictured), the $200 iPhone Wireless-G Phone for Skype WIP320, [and] a SIP VoIP phone.”

Why wait until now to launch the iPhone name? We can’t say for sure, but we imagine Cisco was probably trying to work behind the scenes to sell the rights to the name to Apple, but things didn’t pan out — but since “iPhone” is already a fairly ubiquitous brand without even being launched, hey, why not run with it?

[via engadget]