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  • Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT
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    Android landline phone, Home SmartPhone S, offers Nuisance Call Blocking from BT

    By 6 February 2014

    BT has just announced a new smartphone for home landlines, dubbed Home SmartPhone S. The touchscreen handset will allow users to block nuisance calls thanks to BT's service. The handset itself comes with a 3.5-inch touchscreen and Android OS. This isn't...

  • Ofcom outlines plan to clarify cost of calling premium lines
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    Ofcom outlines plan to clarify cost of calling premium lines

    By 15 April 2013

    UK communications regulator Ofcom has announced its intention to clarify the cost of calling businesses and services on 08, 09 and 118 numbers. At present, unless calling from a BT landline, the costs of calling a "non-geographic" number can be varied...

  • BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500
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    BT allows you to block cold callers with new 'nuisance call' killing BT6500

    By 7 February 2013

    BT has launched a new landline phone that can block nuisance calls, such as those from PPI and gas company cold-callers. The BT6500 range allows you to block calls from international, withheld, or up to 10 specific numbers. BT says that by doing so it...

  • Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on
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    Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2011

    Skype recently unleashed a couple of devices to get you all VoIPed up without even needing to turn on your PC; the Skype Freetalk Connect Me home phone adapter and the GE Digital Cordless Expandable Telephone with Skype. Starting with the adapter and...

  • Archos Android assault accelerates with radio and home phone options
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    Archos Android assault accelerates with radio and home phone options

    By 24 June 2011

    Archos has announced the arrival of its 35 range: the Archos 35 Home Connect - an Android-based web radio, and the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone - an Android DECT phone. Starting with the radio and, despite the obvious question of "why does an internet...

  • Binatone iHomePhone hands on
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    Binatone iHomePhone hands on

    By 11 November 2010

    You may have read our news post last week regarding the world's first Android-powered home phone - the Binatone iHomePhone. If you didn't, allow us to refresh your memory. This is a cordless DECT home phone that comes loaded with Android 1.6. The phone...

  • Binatone brings Android to the iHomePhone
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    Binatone brings Android to the iHomePhone

    By 4 November 2010

    The Binatone iHomePhone has been announced, and its makers are claiming that it is the world's first Android-powered home phone. Running Android 1.6, the iHomePhone is made up of a DECT digital cordless phone, with Wi-Fi b/g/n on board, a microSD card...

  • Binatone launches two new iDECT landline phones
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    Binatone launches two new iDECT landline phones

    By 18 February 2010

    Binatone has launched the iDECT C5i and iDECT X5i, two new home phones boasting "glossy midnight black finishes, slimline form and smooth modern edged corners". The iDECT C5i is a slimline cordless phone with an ergonomically curved handset design while...

  • O2 offers landlines for broadband customers
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    O2 offers landlines for broadband customers

    By 15 January 2010

    O2 is expanding its telecoms empire a little, adding landlines to the package of services that it offers to its customers. From March, O2 Broadband customers will be able to get a landline package added to their phone bill. There'll be two options - an...

  • Philips ID965 DECT landline phone launches
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    Philips ID965 DECT landline phone launches

    By 18 December 2009

    Philips is offering a new DECT phone for stylish homes with the launch of the ID965. Offering a "uniquely tapered", ergonomic design convenience, the handset comes with a mount-slash-charger, and a base station. Boasting a "high gloss" design, the phone...

  • MagicBox Colombo One gets answer machine
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    MagicBox Colombo One gets answer machine

    By 3 November 2009

    MagicBox has added an answer machine to its designer Colombo phone. The Colombo One offers the same styling as the original - inspired by the work of 60s Italian designer Joe Colombo - but also boasts a fully featured digital answer machine. The retro...

  • Fire extinguisher phone launches
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    Fire extinguisher phone launches

    By 30 September 2009

    Possibly one of the most un-ergonomic phone designs we've ever clapped eyes on, Gadget4All is offering the new fire extinguisher phone. For all you wannabe firemen out there, the novelty landline blower measures in at 187x85x67mm. With a push button dial...

  • Android appears in nifty "Glass" landline form
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    Android appears in nifty "Glass" landline form

    By 21 August 2009

    Cloud Telecomputers has unveiled some images of a tasty-looking Android-based landline phone, which comes equipped with an 8-inch glass-covered LCD touchscreen display. The benefits of using Android for landlines are obvious - although it needs a Wi-Fi...

  • Panasonic launches rugged KX-TG6481ET
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    Panasonic launches rugged KX-TG6481ET

    By 31 July 2009

    Panasonic has launched its KX-TG6481ET landline phone, an addition to its DECT range of cordless home phones that has "rugged" capabilities. Why would you need a rugged landline phone? If you have an aggressive toddler, perhaps, or if you do a lot of...

  • Novelty skull-shaped phone launches
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    Novelty skull-shaped phone launches

    By 19 June 2009

    Not only does this charming skull-shaped object make and receive calls but its eyes flash when a call is incoming. Stomping all over your novelty hamburger phone, this $25 landline effort is just the thing to call your goth buds on.

  • BT: 50th anniversary of the "curly cord phone"
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    BT: 50th anniversary of the "curly cord phone"

    By 20 May 2009

    BT is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first appearance of the "curly cord" telephone in UK homes. The 700-type telephone was launched in May 1959 to "set off the decor of any room and add a discrete note of good taste and luxury you can afford"....

  • T-Mobile plans Android-based home gadgets
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    T-Mobile plans Android-based home gadgets

    By 6 April 2009

    T-Mobile is planning what's being described as an "aggressive push deep into the home" with a range of Android-based devices, reports the New York Times. The report, apparently based on "confidential documents obtained from one of the company's partners",...

  • BT Granite launches
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    BT Granite launches

    By 5 February 2009

    BT has launched the "Granite" home phone, said to have been "created with fans of minimal and monochrome design in mind, who refuse to comprise on sleek design for all of their home technology". The handset lies flat in a "sculpted" square base, has a...

  • Philips ID555 telephone review
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    Philips ID555 telephone review

    By 3 February 2009

    Landline phones are still very much part of the domestic scene, refusing to roll over and let the mobile dominate. So can the ID555, winner of an iF Product Design Award in 2008, impress? The ID555 follows the fairly standard cordless phone practise of...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Dual Skype phone for less than £10
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    Daily Tech Deal: Dual Skype phone for less than £10

    By 2 February 2009

    Are you trying to cut your costs a bit this year? Considered VOiP? As many of you will already know, services such as Skype offer free Skype-to-Skype calls and could be a nice way of reducing your phone bill. For anyone out there who has not taken the...

  • Motorola D11 telephone review
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    Motorola D11 telephone review

    By 29 January 2009

    Whilst we spend most of our time chasing down the latest and greatest mobile phone handsets, there is a begrudging acceptance that landline telephones are still a necessity. But can Motorola offer anything exciting to landline users? The D11 is a fairly...

  • Sagem launches D16T "Eco" DECT phone
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    Sagem launches D16T "Eco" DECT phone

    By 12 January 2009

    Sagem has announced the UK availability of its award-winning D16T "Eco" DECT handset. The handset recently won the French "Designer Observeur" award because of its green credentials and design. The new D16T "Eco" DECT handset offers digital sound quality,...

  • BT makes 0870 and 0845 numbers free
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    BT makes 0870 and 0845 numbers free

    By 8 January 2009

    BT is claiming to bring New Year cheer to 14 million customers by becoming the first UK telephone company to make calls to 0870 and 0845 numbers free. Frequently used by banks, insurance companies and other big companies with automated switchboard set-ups,...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Colombo's Phone from MagicBox
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    Credit Crunch Christmas: Colombo's Phone from MagicBox

    By 10 December 2008

    Created as a homage to the Sixties Italian designer Joe Colombo (rather than the other Columbo we all know and love) this new landline phone is a retro-styled antidote to your bog standard boring DECT device. With gorgeous curves and designer looks, users...

  • Motorola launches D10 and D11 home phones
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    Motorola launches D10 and D11 home phones

    By 27 November 2008

    Motorola has launched the latest models in its range of digital cordless home-phones - the D10 and D11. Offering, "intuitive design in a sleek sculptural form", Moto says the phones are both easy and comfortable to use. With eco credentials, the handsets...