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Discontinuation of Desktop API & Skype Phone (RTX Dualphone)

Hi - can someone confirm that the Desktop API discontinuation will affect this phone?

 

Given I bought it from Skype it would be disappointing to put it mildly and politely

 

thanks

techfreak
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The RTX Dualphones ( 3088/4088 ) are standalone devices that don't rely on the Desktop API.  Unless you have some old version of the phone ( prior to the 3088 ) that needs to be tethered to a PC via USB with Skype running.  I am unaware if such a phone exists.

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The RTX Dualphones ( 3088/4088 ) are standalone devices that don't rely on the Desktop API.  Unless you have some old version of the phone ( prior to the 3088 ) that needs to be tethered to a PC via USB with Skype running.  I am unaware if such a phone exists.

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Having a Dualphone 3058 connected via USB cable to my computer, I wonder if it will still function?

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If the RTX 3058 is in fact tethered to a PC via USB, then you should still be in luck.  It appears Skype still plans to maintain compatibility for hardware and call recording software.

 

As stated in this recent Skype blog:

http://blogs.skype.com/2013/11/06/feature-evolution-and-support-for-the-skype-desktop-api/

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techfreak wrote:

If the RTX 3058 is in fact tethered to a PC via USB, then you should still be in luck.  It appears Skype still plans to maintain compatibility for hardware and call recording software.

 

As stated in this recent Skype blog:

http://blogs.skype.com/2013/11/06/feature-evolution-and-support-for-the-skype-desktop-api/


I have desktop Skype & two phones for Skype; a Vtech 7100 and a Logitech Skype phone that are tethered to my PC via USB.  Manufacturers don't have any upgrades for them anymore but they are working fine on Windows 7. Am near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada.  I was quite upset when Skype announced their exe files would not work anymore come December 2013. Do I understand correctly that now these usb phones will be supported by desktop Skype?

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That post seems to infer that devices of that nature will continue to operate.  So that leads me to believe partial Desktop API functionality will remain to maintain compatibility until possibly a better/replacement solution is created.

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