Today is the day of weird little companies, apparently. Barablu is a downloadable desktop and mobile product that allows you to send and receive VoIP calls, chat, and create conferences of up to 49 people. It’s available for Pocket PC and a number of smartphones and works in concert with a desktop application that basically does the same thing.
It’s different than Skype in that it offers a number of basic, powerful features right on the handset. It looks like they’re still in their infancy, but it looks like something to keep an eye on.