Packard Bell launched the world’s first notebook computer to feature a one-touch Skype calling button.
The Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition notebook makes Skype more accessible and easier to use. Answering and placing Skype calls is now as easy as using a traditional phone, with all the added benefits of things like video calling, instant messaging and group calling.
The Skype calling button is located next to the integrated webcam on the upper bevel of the 14-inch widescreen display. By pressing the button the user can answer incoming calls or open the Skype application to make a call. The notebook was also designed to be optimized with Intel dual-core processors. The EasyNote Skype Edition features built-in broadband and wireless connectivity. Pre-loaded Skype software and the Skype button are just a couple of the many features available on this innovative notebook.
“Our vision is to make products that are easier to use through innovation and design,” said Aymar de-Lencquesaing, CEO of Packard Bell. “We share this vision with Skype and our EasyNote Skype Edition is a major milestone in our partnership. We are thrilled to announce this future bestseller today, together with Skype.”
“This innovative design by Packard Bell provides the Skype community with an even easier way to keep in touch with family and friends, furthering our ambition to enable the world’s conversations,” said Niklas Zennström, CEO and Founder of Skype.
Packard Bell and Skype began their strategic partnership two years ago when Packard Bell was one of the first computer makers to pre-load the Skype software on its PCs. It was an important move for Skype, as it boosted its ability to reach a large consumer audience by associating itself with one of Europe’s most popular and trusted consumer PC brands.
The Packard Bell EasyNote Skype Edition will be available in European retail outlets from August, starting at an estimated street price of €899.