The rumors from mid-Dec. were confirmed on January 9th (yeah, we’re a bit late on this one; this certainly isn’t where JAJAH news comes first). Anyway, from the JAJAH Blog:
We are announcing today that we are going to support the iPhone as soon as it becomes available in June 2007.
Like the rest of the known planet, we just watched Steve Job’s introduction of the Apple iPhone. The JAJAH office is buzzing with excitement. It might be one of the most beautiful products ever created. And if you are in the business of bringing mobile VoIP to everyday people like we are, this is exciting news.
It’s not every day that someone changes the landscape of an industry with a single product announcement, but Apple has become known for it. The iPhone promises to change the way we think of mobile computing and communication the same way the iPod changed the way we think about music.
We are going to bring JAJAH Mobile to the iPhone as soon as it becomes available. iPhone users will be able to make free or very low cost global JAJAH calls with a single click, without a special download, other equipment, wi-fi or broadband access. You’ll just need to be a registered JAJAH user – and registration is free.
If you’re a JAJAH fan, you already know we have an Mac Address Book Plugin and JAJAH user, Greg Smithies has recently pulled together a Mac OS X JAJAH Widget. The iPhone solution will further extend our commitment to the Mac community.
Many of us at JAJAH are long-time Mac fans and we couldn’t be happier that Apple is bringing their design and innovations to the world of telephony.
Thanks Apple, and welcome to the world of Voice 2.0.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]
MacDailyNews Notes: Back in December, we reported that German-language website “futureZone” had quoted Daniel Mattes, co-founder of JAJAH, as saying that JAJAH was in intense conversations with Apple over the use of JAJAH software for a mobile phone. We also mentioned that JAJAH has been described by some as a “Skype Killer.” (See related article below.)
JAJAH Mobile Web will allow you to make VoIP calls straight from the browser on your smartphone to anywhere in the world with no download, installation, or contract. Users just type in mobile.jajah.com into their mobile browser and enter their JAJAH user name and password. Then it’s just a 1-click call to any address in your JAJAH address book. That’s why you should be able to use that JAJAH offering on the Apple iPhone. If so, the iPhone becomes more valuable, but the price stays the same.
Now, the JAJAH blog post links to the JAJAH Mobile Plugin when they state, “We are going to bring JAJAH Mobile to the iPhone as soon as it becomes available.” The plugin would seem to require Apple’s blessing — which we haven’t heard Apple give, yet. Stay tuned.
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RUMOR: Apple ‘iPhone’ may include JAJAH VoIP software – December 15, 2006