Android-powered home phone announced by Panasonic

Panasonic KR-PRX120

Panasonic seems to have backed out of the smartphone race, but is now looking to bring back the home phones with its new Android powered home phone. The home phone will be running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will have a 3.5 inch HVGA display (320×480 pixels). The phone, model numbered KR-PRX120 will have a base station and a handset with the DECT wireless standard.

Other than the Android OS and HVGA display, there is not much details regarding the internals or the specifications. The device however will have WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity and will have access to Google’s Play Store letting users download compatible applications for the device. There is also a tiny front camera for video calls.

In addition to the handset and the base station, the KR-PRX120 will also come with an answering machine. Panasonic hopes to bring back the days of cordless home phones by replacing the huge handset with compact and easy to carry, Android-powered, touch-screen handsets.

The various features of the Android powered home phone are

  • 3.5inch (320×480 pixels) HVGA display
  • Android 4.0 ICS with access to Play Store
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • 1450mAh Li-ion battery
  • microSD / microSDHC slot on the handset
  • Answering Machine (40mins)
  • Light weight
  • microUSB port for charging

Report Contributed by Monish Kumar

Via: Android Central

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