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Panasonic Reveals Android-Powered Home Phone – Wait, What?

by Todd Haselton | July 30, 2013July 30, 2013 11:00 pm PST


I’m not really sure what a home phone is. I think my parents used to use one to call friends and family. Apparently Panasonic still thinks there’s a market for this archaic communication device. The company recently revealed the KX-PRX120 – what a lovely name – an Android-powered home telephone that connected to one of those cords that runs through your neighborhood and eventually to some telephone station. I’m not really sure how those old things work.

The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is almost as old as a telephone line, and supports DECT wireless to communicate with its base station. It has a 3.5-inch 480 x 320-pixel display, a 0.3-megapixel camera, microSD storage, 40 minutes of storage for voice mail and a 1,450mAh battery. Groundbreaking tech here, folks.

We have no idea why this thing needs to exist. Do you really want to check your email on your home phone? Do you even have a home phone? Alexander Graham Bell is yawning in his grave.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...