Do you want an Android-powered home phone like the new Panasonic KX-PRX120?

Panasonic KX-PRX120

It was back in January 2012 when we saw Archos’ 35 Smart Home Phone, a DECT-based Android device that wanted to replace your plain-vanilla cordless phone. Now Panasonic unveiled a similar product that also runs Google’s mobile platform, while boasting slightly better specs (than Archos’ product).

However, it’s still not a high-end phone by any means, but I guess that’s not necessarily bad as top-end components would make it more expensive.

Specs wise, the Panasonic KX-PRX120 comes with a 3.5-inch HGVA (320×480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen, VGA front-facing camera (for video calls), Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, 1450mAh battery and a microSD memory card slot. We don’t know which processor powers-up this thing nor how much RAM it has. We do know it runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Jelly Bean. Price is also a mystery and the same goes for the launch date. Hopefully we won’t have to wait for too long to see this baby hitting our local store shelves.

So do you want one of these? Or you prefer the “classic” DECT phone at your home?

  • Roaduardo

    It’s neat. This is for folks with cash to splash around. LAN lines today are just meant to be simple use devices. Something as a back up for your mobiles.

  • Frank S. Pilone

    Personally, I will like this. I live in an area of the city that has spotty coverage (both CDMA and GSM services). A home phone will make sense, and if there was a phone that can sync with Google Contacts, that will make life much easier. I am sure that I am not a niche. The alternative is buy an unlocked phone, and rely exclusively on a Wifi connection, and try to get the dialer to work properly.

    I actually looked at this device, and seems to only be reliably available in Germany with German manuals even on Panasonic’s site. With conversion from Euros to USD, you are looking at about $225 + SH.

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