Just as you were wondering whether the time has come to bid goodbye to landline phones, Archos has something in their stables to wake you up with two new releases. The latest phones from Archos will be trying to put together “Android for your home”. The devices are christened Archos 35 Smart Home Phone and Archos 35 Home Connect. Both will be landline phones, and comes close on the heels of the launch of two Android Honeycomb Tablets.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone – also tagged by the company as “the best of a DECT phone and a smartphone for your home” – comes with a wide range of features including MP3 ringtones, caller photo display and the ability to run Android apps, check your email and surf the web.
The Archos 35 Home Connect is a portable Android device designed to stream music and radio around your home. It also comes with a pair of high definition speakers, and a built in touchscreen.
There’s also a built-in app which allows you to use the device as a surveillance camera. Then not to forget the vast number of other apps that you can download from the Android market at will.
The announcement has put us in a perplexed state, though. We don’t have exact answers to why the company has to release a landline but what we know is that your landline bill will be cheaper than your mobile bill.
Both the models will be on sale in September with the Home Phone priced at $159 and the Home Connect available at $149.Tell us which one are you going for?