Snom kicked out an all new VoIP phone today that includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen and a wide array of connectivity options.  Built upon what appears to be a custom OS, users can drag and drop contacts into conference calls, and access external USB cameras or even stock reports via the built-in XML mini browser.

Hardware wise they’ve included a few USB ports that can facilitate your Internet connection over WLAN or you can just plug in an Ethernet cord, which if you’ve got the setup can also provide the phone’s power.  Lastly, if you’re looking for true synergy you can synchronize the Snom 870 with MS Office, that is of course assuming you have a Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.

The Snom 870 is available now at select retailers for $349.

For Immediate Release

snom Debuts New Touch Screen VoIP Phone
for North American Businesses
Advanced Desktop Business Phone Features Slim Elegant Design,
High Definition Color Touch Screen Display and Intuitive Interface with
One-Touch Calling and Seamless Integration with IP PBX,
Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications Solutions

Beverly, Mass. (July 16, 2009) – snom technology AG, developer and manufacturer of Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, today introduced the snom 870, an advanced touch screen desktop phone for the North American enterprise as well as small and mid-sized business markets. Designed for today’s information-driven workforce, the new phone is the latest addition to snom’s “8″ series of fourth generation SIP phones and features a slim, elegant design and powerful multimedia capabilities anchored by its innovative color touch screen display and highly intuitive interface.

“The snom 870 marks the next step in communications design and technology for snom,” said Michael Knieling, snom’s Executive Vice President of Marketing. “It is not just a phone, but a highly intelligent endpoint that blends advanced technology with superior design at a compelling price point. The snom’s 870′s color touch screen display serves as a dashboard to launch a variety of business communications that are critical for today’s enterprise workforce – such as telephony, unified communications and customer relationship management applications.”


High Resolution Color Touch Screen Display: The snom 870 features a large high resolution 4×3 inch touch screen display with 24-bit color depth. The touch screen enables the user to easily handle even complex applications like swapping calls or establishment of conference calls for up to 5 participants via a simple “drag and drop” menu.

Intutive Interface with One Touch Calling: The touch screen display features an intuitive interface for easy one-touch calling. A well- arranged address book makes sure that each caller can be quickly identified. It offers space for additional information such as company affiliation, email address and much more. The control elements on the display are designed for active call handling, so that the right contact is selected even in multiple call scenarios.

Platform for business communications: The snom 870′s fourth generation SIP technology enables it to serve as an intelligent endpoint for a number of business communications applications from IP telephony systems and solutions (IP PBX and hosted VoIP) platforms to unified communications (integration with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 via its special firmware – snom OCS edition) to CRM solutions. An integrated XML browser also provides a wide range of additional applications. Whether it is controlling an external monitoring camera or accessing business-critical information and data from the web, the snom 870 offers a wide array of extras.

snom klarVOICE for Crystal Clear Voice Quality: The audio quality on snom 870 matches the high standard that snom customers have come to expect: Wideband audio with silence suppression and voice activity detection to ensure phone conversations are crystal clear.
The snom 870 is the second model of the new 800 series product line of advanced business VoIP phones from snom and complements its existing line of VoIP phones: the snom 820, snom MeetingPoint and snom 300 VoIP telephone series. snom handsets are SIP- based and feature snom’s mature fourth generation VoIP technology designed for rugged business-class performance, reliability and ease of interoperability, which has made snom the VoIP handset partner of choice for the industry’s leading VoIP service providers, hosted VoIP, IP PBX and unified communications solution vendors.

See the video

Access the snom 870 video demo here


The snom 870 VoIP conference phone, is generally available today in North America through its network of distributors and resellers and has an MSRP of US $349.

About snom
snom technology AG develops and manufactures Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high quality, customizable and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry, and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s software exists in the firmware on the phones – making it easier for users to download updates and new features. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug and play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has an office in North Andover, MA. The company distributes its fourth generation SIP phones through its network of authorized reseller partners in Europe, South America, Asia-Pac, Africa and Australia. For more information on snom, please visit m.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."