A SMALL British firm which specialises in the cellular sector, Rok, has decided to position itself as the ‘Skype’ of the mobile phone world. It will be offering VoIP/Internet based calls for free between handsets using its specialised software.
This news has leaked a few days before the official launch of the service this coming Tuesday (September 8th 2006) – meaning that only one vital piece of information is currently missing. Namely, the URL for the site from which it will be possible to download the necessary software for free.
The INQ has guessed that the company in question might well be Rok Entertainment – providers of data compression software and mobile TV services. However, Bruce Renny, Rok marketing director, has refused either to confirm or deny his company’s involvement.
He may be playing his cards close to his chest after British national, The Times, recently[August 9th] printed rumours that the company was seeking a $250 million float on Nasdaq.