Truphone joins Citrix Systems and Cisco Systems in moving quickly to make voice applications for the iPad that allow users to take a virtual office with them anywhere they go by providing secure access to their corporate applications and documents.
Global mobile operator Truphone is adding voice over IP to the iPad
that give users to the ability to make voice calls. Truphone's application
turns Apple's tablet PC into "a mobile phone that offers free or low-cost
international calls, as well as advanced instant messaging features
that integrate a user's contacts from across multiple IM networks," the
company said April 5.
The statement continued, "Truphone was the first to officially launch a
mobile VOIP calling application for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platforms,
and the company continues to lead the way with the launch of Truphone for
Meanwhile, Citrix Systems on April 2 announced that "two new iPad
Citrix Receiver and Citrix GoToMeeting, are now available on the App
Store. The Citrix Receiver App for iPad makes it possible for iPad
owners to take a virtual office with them anywhere they go by
providing secure access to all of their corporate applications and
documents. The Citrix GoToMeeting App for iPad brings the same level of
simplicity to the world of business meetings, making it easy for iPad
owners to collaborate from anywhere via online meetings that are both
effortless and visually stunning."
"Analysts estimate that Apple presold more than 150,000 iPads on its
first day, with 2010 sales on track to hit 4 million," Geraldine Wilson, CEO
of Truphone, said in a statement. "Every device includes WiFi and, soon,
3G connectivity. That makes them a natural fit for Truphone, which has a long
history of giving the iPod Touch and iPhone a broad range of new options for staying
Cisco Systems has already announced it is bringing its own WebEx collaboration
offering for the iPad. Owners will be able to download Cisco's WebEx
application, allowing them to participate in online meetings.