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Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola is preparing two cordless phones for your home that run on Android and potentially on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version. The models HS1101 and MBP2000PU showed up at the FCC en route for launch that will bring some of the more advanced smartphone features to your good old landline phone.

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Gigaset SL910A touchscreen DECT phone hands-on

Gigaset SL910A touchscreen DECT phone hands-on

Does your landline phone need a touchscreen? German DECT phone manufacturer Gigaset reckons so, and the SL910A is the end result: a 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen in a digital cordless phone. Packing Bluetooth, Outlook sync, text messaging and PIM functionality, along with an integrated digital answerphone, the Gigaset SL910A borrows plenty from what we'd expect from a modern cellphone. We grabbed some hands-on playtime to see if it's really the next generation of landlines or simply overkill.

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Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and Discovery partner for the Expedition rugged phone

Huawei and the Discovery Channel have partnered up to produce a co-branded mobile phone that's true to the channel's spirit of outdoor adventure. The rugged phone is aptly named the Discovery Expedition and is ready to take on water, dust, and shock. Perhaps, we'll see Bear Grylls toting the phone in an upcoming episode of Man vs. Wild.

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Speakal BTS8 puts Windows 7 in a desk phone

Speakal BTS8 puts Windows 7 in a desk phone

We can't say we've ever looked at our desk phone and thought "this would be so much better with Windows 7 installed" but perhaps that's why we hardly use a landline any more. Speakal reckon there's still life in the desk phone yet, and its BTS8 "phone/personal computer hybrid" packs a 5-inch LCD display, Windows 7, a Skype-capable webcam and more.

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