Finally here are the results of our “what is your favorite lync IP phone poll”. I would like to thank all 151 contributors!
The winner was the Polycom CX600 followed closely by the Aastra 6725i which are both “Aries” with Better Together USB. Which is not a surprise considering Microsoft is promoting this model as the “flagship” Lync phone.
[ Past post on CX600: click here ]
What is perhaps a bit surprising is #3: snom 821 UC Edition. This is a newly “Lync Qualified” device running snom’s own SIP stack (not Lync Phone Edition) The snom 821 has some interesting features like being able to register to a SIP pbx at the same time as Lync as well as being able to set presence directly on the phone. The cons are it is not “Lync Optimized” and provisioning is not built into Lync Server like “Aries” unit.
[ Detailed look at snom 821: click here ]