IMS Client versus IMS Softphone

Q: What is the difference between an IMS Client and an IMS Softphone ?
A: Well, an IMS Client is basically an IMS Softphone that comes with a lot of additionnal features. While an IMS Softphone will be dedicated to telephony (audio/video) features, an IMS Client will handle things such as IM chat, file transfers, network based address book, presence, service activation, image/video sharing, etc. But, more and more, IMS Softphones are becoming IMS Clients. The ultimate goal is to provide an integrated and simple access to the various IMS services, now and in the future.

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