Back in May 2012 we reported that Yealink apparently has intentions of bringing a Lync capable device to market, but at that time a company official noted “It will take time”. Well, it looks like 2 years later they are making good on their promise and Greig Sheridan has done an excellent review of the Yealink T48G.
It appears that Yealink is writing their own Lync/Skype for Business firmware and is not taking the tack of Grandstream, who for their GXV3275 is using the Android Lync client. Also, according to Greig’s article Yealink is providing Lync/Skype4B firmware for two models:
Below, Yealink T48G Lync firmware (courtesy greiginsydney.com)
It appears that increasingly a requirement for IP phones is that they have Lync/Skype for Business compatibility. At this time there is no entry on the official Microsoft 3PIP page for Yealink IP phone models.
Review of Yealink T48G:
Review of Grandstream GXV3275
2012 Lync Yealink Press Release