CES 2007: Travel Ojo video-calling phone

travelojo.jpgIn the US, the Ojo video-phone has been out for a while now. Made by WorldGate Communications, it hooks up to your broadband connection and lets you make IP video, PSTN or VoIP calls, with smooth 30 frames-per-second video.

Midway through the last year, it spawned a second device, the Ojo Shadow. However, the company had two bits of news at tonight’s Digital Experience event in Las Vegas. Firstly, it’s bringing out a third Ojo this summer, called Travel Ojo (pictured), which is designed to fold up and be carried around with you.

Secondly, WorldGate has signed a deal with BT to bring Ojo to the UK, which should be kicking off soon. “We may do some retail ourselves in the UK, and you may see it come through people who resell BT products, like ISPs,” says Jim McLoughlin, senior VP of sales, marketing and business development at WorldGate. “But BT is our primary target there.”

In the US, Ojo Shadow costs $300, and the original Ojo costs $400. No news yet on how this will translate to the UK, or what the price will be for the Travel Ojo.

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