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Toshiba offers Skype on new notebooks
Posted: 26-Jun-2007 [Source: Skype]

[Skype software to be loaded on Satellite, Tecra, Portege and Qosmio Toshiba notebook product lines that also include built-in webcams and microphones.]

San Jose -- Skype today announced that Toshiba's Digital Products Division will market the Skype(TM) Internet communication software on the company's notebook computers, including the Satellite, Tecra, Portege and Qosmio product lines. These new Toshiba notebooks featuring Skype will be available starting June 26, 2007 through both retail and online channels in the U.S., including Toshiba's online store (

The addition of Skype on select Toshiba notebook computers with built-in webcams and microphones creates an all-in-one internet communications solution for customers. Initially, Toshiba notebooks featuring webcams will include select configurations of the Satellite A215, Satellite X205, Tecra M8 and Qosmio F45 series. Customers will be able to see the branded offering with a Skype logo found adjacent to the units' built-in webcam. In addition, customers will be able to access a Skype icon available on the desktop to quickly and easily download the latest Skype client software from a co-branded Skype and Toshiba landing page.

Jeff Barney, vice president of marketing, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. said, "Toshiba is dedicated to offering innovative notebook computers which provide users with the right balance of functionality and performance to enhance its customers overall mobile computing experience. Toshiba is confident users will appreciate the ability to connect with families, friends and colleagues across the world via Skype's unique Internet communication tool."

This marketing agreement with one of the nation's leading notebook computer vendors, further builds on Skype's momentum and reach to U.S. consumers. Last month, Skype announced plans to sell Skype Certified devices and accessories and pre-paid cards for Skype in 1,800 Wal-Mart stores throughout the country.


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