Motorola’s Cordless Android Ice Cream Sandwich Home Phones

One of the best things about Android devices is that they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and what you see above is one of the two landline based DECT cordless Android powered phones from Motorola. The question is, what’s the point?  Everyone has cell phones these days and we’re not sure where the market is for something like this.

Regardless, the two devices are named the HS1101 and MBP2000PU, they run Ice Cream Sandwich OS and feature a 3.2 inch LCD display with a resolution of 400 x 240.  The Wi-Fi-equipped handsets are virtually identical, differing only in color – while one is silver and white, the other one is glossy black. The phones are also coming with a front-facing cam with video capture, stereo 1.5-watt speakers, microSD storage, micro-USB and a standard headphone port. You will be able to download apps, while a few like Aldiko E-book Reader and a Digital Answer Machine come preloaded.  Ok, so maybe they will be good for video calls over Wi-Fi. But we have to admit, when it comes to the design, the devices do not look that pretty. They certainly appear to have the qualities to be smart home phones. Those who haven’t yet abandoned their landlines can check the devices out, and since they have just passed through the FCC, we are expecting both models to arrive sometime soon.

Just to let you know, Archos also has a home phone that run Android, but it is running the now ancient Froyo.


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5 Comments

  1. julien schmid says:

    Any Idea when it will be available on the market?

  2. asocialcow says:

    I am actually looking for something just like this. I want a android device that has the microphone and headset but isn’t necessarily a cell phone to use with Skype. To me the main advantage is to it is the fact that it is dockable and a cell phone uses a plug which isn’t pick up/hang up friendly.

  3. Nicholas Manic says:

    Those phones in the picture are running Gingerbread not ICS.

  4. gol says:

    Why not just add a DECT radio in a mobile phone? Then when it is away from the DECT station, its a mobile phone, when its near a DECt station, it can be a mobile phone AND a DECT phone. And the bonus is that you don’t have to maintain two phone books.

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