Skype and Radio Shack

By Deane Barker on November 21, 2005

RadioShack putting Skype on U.S. map: Skype is about to go nuts.

Skype, the Internet-calling phenomenon that eBay acquired for $4.1 billion, is set to break into the U.S. consumer mainstream by selling its telephone kits in RadioShack stores.

[…] Beginning Monday, RadioShack, based in Fort Worth, Texas, will feature Skype products in a special kiosk, including a new Motorola headset that uses short-range wireless Bluetooth technology to make calls via Skype, priced at $100. It will sell a $40 headset from Logitech and a $129 cordless phone from Cisco Systems’ Linksys unit.