Is this new Polycom cordless phone a snom m3 in Polycom clothing? It sure looks that way.
According to VOIP Insider, the blog from VOIP Supply, Polycom is readying the release of their new IP200W cordless SIP-DECT phone. The post is here. As was pointed out previously this is based on the same hardware platform as the snom m3. What was unclear previously is that it’s a new product for both companies. That bodes well for future of firmware development to overcome the devices few issues, most especially lack of remote provisioning for contact lists or allowing the use of SIP URIs.
If you follow the link they give to a Polycom PDF document it lists an MSRP of $449 for a base and two handsets. That’s exactly the hardware that I purchased for around $400 USD delivered. Taking in account the street price will be less than MSRP it looks like the pricing will be similar.
VOIP Insider also published a short review of the snom m3, reaching about the same conclusions that I did.
It is curious that even though VOIP Supply carries the snom desk phones they don’t list the m3 on their web site. Perhaps they have decided to offer the Polycom version exclusively. I’m certain that they do more business with Polycom in general.