An Android Desk Phone?


I think it’s pretty geeky that I have a retro-style Bluetooth handset that looks just like an old-fashioned rotary-phone handset (affiliate link). There is no cord to get wound up and tangled, it’s been replaced with a blinking Bluetooth light.

But that’s just a handset, and it’s still tethered to my Android phone which is usually on my belt. But what if you could combine a desk phone with the Android OS? Think of the possibilities…

With a front-facing camera your dreams of video-conferencing with loved ones far away is now a possibility.

With built-in web browsing, you can replace that laptop on the kitchen counter and still be able to access your recipes and family calendar conveniently, and much more efficiently.

With built-in GSM you wouldn’t even need to place the device next to a telephone outlet, just plug it into the power and let the phone talk over the cellular network.

Unfortunately, currently the device is just a prototype to show off one particular manufacturer’s Android-capable chips… You can’t buy one right now.

What would you do with an Android-powered smart-phone on your desk or kitchen counter? Where else would you place one of these “always tethered” phones?

(Source: MP4Nation)

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Joe Levi

Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple’s Newton, Microsoft’s Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow’s “Android Guy”.

By day you’ll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you’ll probably find him writing technology and “prepping” articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.