Sipura versus Grandstream
The Sipura 841 and the Grandstream GXP-2000 are VoIP phones. They look very different, but have very similar functions. The Sipura is slightly cheaper at $99.95 retail, but only offers two line apperances for that price (two extra ones will cost $30). The Grandstream device will retail for $119.95, but will offer up to 11! line appearances, according to reports. From the pictures, the Sipura one looks a little nicer, the Grandstream looks a bit like the old Nortel phones that are on every desk at my employer.
Meanwhile, Grandstream introduced their answer to Sipura’s SPA-3000: The HandyTone 488. In addition to one FXO and one FXS port (which means it can serve as a gateway between VoIP and PSTN), it’s also a NAT router. Sipura is working on their own router gateway (the SPA-2100), though it’s more of a cross between a SPA-2000 and a NAT router.
Sipura also announced that BroadVoice is going to start giving out the SPA-1001 with their service, which is a one FXS port device about the size of a deck of playing cards. About the size of a HandyTone, and the case looks like the Linksys cases.