Nov 06 AT 11:36 AM Nick Gray 23 Comments

The iDECT iHome Phone brings Android to your landline

While most of you are worried about which version of Android your cell phone is running, Binatone is looking to revolutionize your home phone.  The new iDECT iHome Phone is basically an Android powered cordless phone with a 2.8inch (320 x 240 pixels) resistive touch-screen.  The iDECT iHome isn’t going to impress any of your friends with Android cell phones, but it’ll definitely be a great replacement for your cordless phone on your home landline (if you still have one).

The iDECT iHome Phone will support most typical Android functionality (Internet browser, mp3 player, picture gallery, video/YouTube player, alarm clock, Internet radio, email, and more) but we’re sad to report that it will not have access to the Android Market.

Binatone has not disclosed which version of Android will be running on the iHome Phone and the official product images seem to conflict with what they show in the user manual.  Our guess is that it’s running Android 1.6.  If you’re OK with that, you can pick up the iDECT iHome Phone in Europe for about €99.

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Via: Electonista

Source: Binatone

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://trueacu.com/gpEasy gpeasy

    The name is way too Apple-ish!
    Does everyone really feel the need to mimic the iDiot device names?

    Other than that, great concept. . . looking forward to when we have Android devices geared toward VIP & WiFi so I can go without a carrier. . . since I’m around WiFi 98% of the time.

  • http://Website Alex

    I love all the things android can be applied to. Personally I’m waiting for the Android Toilet – With Google.

    “You like corn….related searches….
    Corn on the cob
    Cornwall
    Korn.”

    • ZRod

      Both disgusting and hilarious at the same time.

      They can start making apps that tell us what kind of poop we had that day and what it means =)
      I CAN MAKE MILLIONS OFF THAT!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

      Well… now that its on the interwebz no… shhhh…

  • http://Website semajhan

    Yea, great concept but I personally will never buy it.
    Especially since its naming convention is just FAIL.

  • http://vkelman-blog.blogspot.com/ Vladimir Kelman

    Resistive screen? That’s must be a disaster. I had sad experience with resistive screens of Archos 5 Android tablet and Camangi WebStation and would never buy or recommend any device with such a screen. Android 1.6? That’s sad too…

  • http://Website DgDeBx

    I’m not sure I understand why you would want Android on your home phone.

    • http://Website Ryan McKay

      I think what you meant was, “I’m not sure I understand why you wouldn’t want Android on your home phone.”

      • http://Website semajhan

        I’m hoping he meant what he stated.
        Why would you want android on your home phone.
        Why?

        • http://Website Brock

          I think what he meant was:
          I’m not sure I understand why you would a home phone.

        • http://Website Milind

          Google Voice and Contacts integration. Ooma is great, but too expensive. With this phone, if I’m able to install Google Voice, I don’t have to dial from the web or go through a couple of extra steps to dial out from the land line.

  • http://icecreamstache.tumblr.com AndyE

    Could be useful if you can get google voice to work on it. I have a location where i’d like to get GV service, but with a “landline” feel.

  • Andr3w

    I’m pretty sure it’s Android 1.6.

    That search widget is >1.6, then those icons are <2.0

  • http://Website rumsey

    Sorry, i will never buy anything with a lowercase I before it. but making your product two words and defacing both of them with one… I will never let anyone I know buy that

  • http://income-dollarincome.blogspot.com/ rany

    I was impressed with the diversity of information on your website … I happened also working on a blog that writes the information in particular mobile phone or mobile. spirit always

  • Lane

    Ok, +10 for moving the ball forward, love seeing Android in unexpected places. But a shocking -8 points for execution (-3 for Android 1.6, another -3 for resistive screen, and finally -2 for no Market).

  • http://Website btoney

    But does it have internet phone capability? Will it work with magicjack?

  • http://Website Andrew

    People still use home phones?

  • http://www.androidappreviewsource.com Best Android Apps

    What a cool idea. The product looks awesome too.

  • http://Website Cobalt

    Looking Much nicer than current DECT phones on market. Very sleek.

  • http://Website david

    apple is the best §

    • http://Website S Jobs

      Are you pi$$ed? I just make bling for iDiots.

  • http://Website jamie
  • Simon Anderson

    Do you steel using home phones? Choose the best one

  1. gpeasyGuest 4 years ago

    The name is way too Apple-ish!
    Does everyone really feel the need to mimic the iDiot device names?

    Other than that, great concept. . . looking forward to when we have Android devices geared toward VIP & WiFi so I can go without a carrier. . . since I’m around WiFi 98% of the time.

  2. AlexGuest 4 years ago

    I love all the things android can be applied to. Personally I’m waiting for the Android Toilet – With Google.

    “You like corn….related searches….
    Corn on the cob
    Cornwall
    Korn.”

    • Both disgusting and hilarious at the same time.

      They can start making apps that tell us what kind of poop we had that day and what it means =)
      I CAN MAKE MILLIONS OFF THAT!! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!

      Well… now that its on the interwebz no… shhhh…

  3. semajhanGuest 4 years ago

    Yea, great concept but I personally will never buy it.
    Especially since its naming convention is just FAIL.

  4. Vladimir KelmanGuest 4 years ago

    Resistive screen? That’s must be a disaster. I had sad experience with resistive screens of Archos 5 Android tablet and Camangi WebStation and would never buy or recommend any device with such a screen. Android 1.6? That’s sad too…

  5. DgDeBxGuest 4 years ago

    I’m not sure I understand why you would want Android on your home phone.

    • Ryan McKayGuest 4 years ago

      I think what you meant was, “I’m not sure I understand why you wouldn’t want Android on your home phone.”

      • semajhanGuest 4 years ago

        I’m hoping he meant what he stated.
        Why would you want android on your home phone.
        Why?

        • BrockGuest 4 years ago

          I think what he meant was:
          I’m not sure I understand why you would a home phone.

        • MilindGuest 4 years ago

          Google Voice and Contacts integration. Ooma is great, but too expensive. With this phone, if I’m able to install Google Voice, I don’t have to dial from the web or go through a couple of extra steps to dial out from the land line.

  6. AndyEGuest 4 years ago

    Could be useful if you can get google voice to work on it. I have a location where i’d like to get GV service, but with a “landline” feel.

  7. I’m pretty sure it’s Android 1.6.

    That search widget is >1.6, then those icons are <2.0

  8. rumseyGuest 4 years ago

    Sorry, i will never buy anything with a lowercase I before it. but making your product two words and defacing both of them with one… I will never let anyone I know buy that

  9. ranyGuest 4 years ago

    I was impressed with the diversity of information on your website … I happened also working on a blog that writes the information in particular mobile phone or mobile. spirit always

  10. Ok, +10 for moving the ball forward, love seeing Android in unexpected places. But a shocking -8 points for execution (-3 for Android 1.6, another -3 for resistive screen, and finally -2 for no Market).

  11. btoneyGuest 4 years ago

    But does it have internet phone capability? Will it work with magicjack?

  12. AndrewGuest 4 years ago

    People still use home phones?

  13. Best Android AppsGuest 4 years ago

    What a cool idea. The product looks awesome too.

  14. CobaltGuest 4 years ago

    Looking Much nicer than current DECT phones on market. Very sleek.

  15. davidGuest 4 years ago

    apple is the best §

  16. jamieGuest 4 years ago
  17. Simon AndersonGuest 3 years ago

    Do you steel using home phones? Choose the best one