Binatone Android-based iDECT iHome Phone targets landlines

Mention Android and most of you would be thinking about mobile devices. Well, here’s news for you – Binatone’s Android-based iDECT iHome Phone is meant for landlines, although it will come with features that are normally associated with Android-powered handsets. Apart from running a stock version of Android, the device will also sport Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) connectivity, a 2.8-inch 320 x 240 resolution color touchscreen display and a microSD memory card slot. Other applications thrown into the mix Apps include an email client, internet radio, browser, YouTube video player and MP3 player. So where does the home phone bit come in? Well, how about a Contacts Manager to modernize things, alongside a 14 minute digital answering machine? You will also get typical functions such as call waiting caller ID, alarm, clock and calendar. It boasts a battery life which can hit 80 hours for stand-by time or up to 8 hours of talk time per charge. Out in Europe for $142 after conversion, we don’t think this is going to make a splash in more technologically advanced countries as the adoption of landlines have been declining slowly but surely worldwide.


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