AT&T Home Manager Smart Touch Panel

AT&T Home Manager Smart Touch Panel Created to add value to the wired telephone line, the AT&T Home Manager is a 7″ (800×480) touch-panel (seen here in its dock) that is designed to be the home “window” to a number of things like:

  • Address Book
  • Web Information Listings
  • Yellow Pages
  • Visual Voice Mail
  • Photos

It’s not clear how it syncs the address book – if this is a familly device, it would be nice if everyone could merge their contact list. Overall, this is an interesting experiment, although we doubt that there is a strong demand for it. But if the pricing isright (very cheap or free), this might get some traction.

Additional information from AT&T (link)

Frame specification

  • 7″ screen, 800×480 resolution
  • Battery duration during operating: 2 hours. Standby duration: 24 hours.
  • 24-bit color (16.7 million colors)
  • Internal storage of 256MB
  • Additional external storage via SD memory card and/or USB flash drive (not included)

Frame and handset specifications:

  • Full-duplex speakerphone
  • Cordless DECT 6.0 handset and frame
  • Battery charge time: 5 hours for frame and 15 hours for handset

Connectivity requirements:

  • Broadband (AT&T High Speed Internet or other broadband provider)
    • Minimum download speed 768 Kbs
    • Recommended download speed 1.5 Mbps
  • A spare Ethernet port on a router or gateway
  • Home telephone service, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service with a telephone adapter
  • If you use DSL filters on the other phones in your house, you will need to use one with AT&T HomeManager

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