Binatone iHome Phone: a smartphone-like landline phone

Binatone iHome Phone

Here’s something from Binatone’s offerings overseas, the iHome Phone, built to put a little sizzle back in the landline phone market.

Housed within a circular base, which contains amongst other things a speaker, charging unit and answering machine, is a DECT digital cordless phone running on (an unspecified version of) Android.

So not only is your landline cordless, on the same unit you’re able to access the web, play music, look at pictures, store details for 300 contacts and run a calendar.

Note: Yes, this is in the Mobile Phone section. I don’t have a home phone or cordless phone section, so I’ve placed it under this section.

Binatone iHome Phone features

  • DECT digital cordless phone
  • DECT CAT-iq 2.0
  • Android operating system
  • Wi-Fi connection (802.11 b/g)
  • 2.8″ diagonal backlit LED touchscreen (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Auto-rotate landscape / portrait orientation
  • Memory card: Micro SD
  • Internet browser (HTML, WAP)
  • Email client
  • Widgets and RSS feeds (Weather, News, Sport, Finance)
  • Internet radio
  • Music player (MP3)
  • Built-in stereo speakers in docking station
  • Headphone connection on handset
  • Picture viewer (JPEG)
  • Contacts manager (300 entries for phonebook and email)
  • 14 minute digital answer machine
  • Handsfree speakerphone
  • Call waiting caller ID
  • Logs your last 50 calls
  • Last 30 number redial
  • 20 polyphonic ringtones
  • Alarm/ Clock/ Calendar
  • Battery life: Up to 60 hours standby time; Up to 8 hours talk time
  • Answer machine
  • Caller display
  • Colour display