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Will VoIP technology finally make videoconferencing a reality?

By Mike Hogan • Oct 10, 2011 Originally published Nov 11, 2004

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You liked the price cuts. Now comes part two: VoIP innovation. The Packet8 Desktop VideoPhone from internet phone company 8x8 lets you see and hear calling partners.

Full-motion video calls have arrived-some 40 years after Bell Labs introduced its Picturephone and long after we tired of visiting it at Disneyland. The Packet8 Desktop VideoPhone is available on 8x8's websiteand through large computer retailers online and off for $299, or $499 for two (all prices street).

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