OK, everybody has heard of Skype, (if you haven’t, then what cave have you been hiding in?) but now there’s a new VoIP kid on the block Truphone. Unlike Skype, Truphone doesn’t offer instant messaging & online chat, an answering service or even a desktop based application… so why bother with it then? Well unlike Skype, Truphone has it’s sights purely on the mobile handset market, this is an area Skype’s own developments have been somewhat lacklustre over the years, and will be a market that will dwarf the desktop in years to come.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Skype, I use it everyday, it’s become our defacto way of communicating in our business, but Truphone looks promising, plus a bit of healthy competition never hurt anyone.