updated 10:00 am EDT, Fri July 23, 2010
MagicJack femtocell due at wireless provider
The promised MagicJack femtocell is due to arrive later this year, but it has now been revealed that it will be sold at an unnamed wireless provider. The device will allow users to tie it into compatible cellphones to route calls over the Internet and therefore save callers from using up their cellphone minutes.
The most likely wireless carrier to sell the femtocell is a prepaid one, or a smaller provider, and not giants such as AT&T or Verizon.
Another new revelation is that there will be MagicJack apps for the iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry platforms, with a new softphone service due later this summer. This will enable Skype-like services and a global customer base. Thus far, MagicJack needs landlines and is only sold in North America.
Pricing for the upcoming femtocell hasn't been revealed, but it will be much less than $200. [via BusinessInsider]