D-Link ships DPH-540, the First Clamshell Wi-Fi Flip Phone

DPH-540 Black On Monday, D-Link announced that it will start distributing its ‘clamshell’ Wi-Fi phone. The new Wi-Fi phone is available in the black and silver colour. The phone, which is compatible with VoIP services like Vonage, operates very much like the cell phones they are patterned after. The phones have an attractive colour screen, caller ID, polyphonic ringtones, 100 entry address book, and text messaging support.

DPH-540 Silver D-Link Phone features:

  • Call Virtually Anywhere in the World through a Wireless Network with High-Speed Internet Connection1
  • Get Secure Access to an 802.11g or 802.11b Wireless Network with WEP, WPA, or WPA2 Encryption
  • Large, Bright Color LCD Screen Displays Easy-to-Read Text and Call Information
  • According to D-Link, the phone is capable of three hours of talk time, and up to 70 hours of standby time, which is around half of the battery life of average cellular phones. It supports three types of Wi-Fi encryption, WEP, WPA, and WPA2, and will support the Public SIP Telephone Network through a future firmware upgrade. Both the D-Link DPH-540 and DPH-541 retail for $249.99 USD.