In a slightly surprising turn of events, Panasonic has announced a new Android device – its first ever cordless landline home phone powered by Android.
The Panasonic KX-PRX120 – as its formally known – consists of a base station and a handset with the followings specs:
- 3.5-inch HVGA (320×480 pixels) display
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 0.3M pixel Front Camera
- 1450mAh Li-ion Battery
- microSD / microSDHC Card Slot on Handset
- Android 4.0 ICS
The device can function as an answering machine and store up to 40 minutes of recordings. Additional handsets can be registered with the base station (which can support up to 6 devices).
It’s running an old version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) but it’s a little bit less important to have the latest and greatest Android OS on your home phone.
As Android devices go, it’s a pretty low end handset but despite that fact, it’s nice to see another Android landline home phone solution to take on the Telstra T-Hub 2.
We’re yet to hear about local availability, but pricing in the USA and UK is tipped to be $259 / £169, with a launch before the end of November.
Are you interested in an Android-powered home phone? Let us know in the comments!