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Keen to capitalize on the ever-growing segment of landline cutters, US Cellular appears to be launching a home phone service similar to the Home Connect offerings by Verizon and Sprint. According to information we've received, all you have to do is plug in a regular cordless or corded phone into t...

May 24th 2013 at 1:19am 0 Comments
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While combing through the show floor at Computex, our fortunate selves stumbled upon a new phone-tablet duo at Leadtek's booth. Oh, don't worry, this isn't yet another phone-in-pad design; but actually a VoIP / home phone docked next to an Android tablet. Dubbed AMOR Multimedia Phone 8218, the id...

June 4th 2011 at 5:04am 0 Comments
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Verizon just began trials of its Home Phone Connect service in New York and Connecticut in December, but it looks like it's already ironed out any kinks there might have been, as it's now made the service available across the entire U.S. As with the trial, it will run you $19.99 a month for unlimit...

February 17th 2011 at 8:41pm 0 Comments
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Of course, every time you call it an "iPad killer," a BT-branded, slate tablet-shaped fairy dies. Still, while it's a bit silly for the UK provider to so rigorously avoid the comparisons, it's true that this forthcoming tablet might have something slightly different to offer. The tablet, which will...

May 17th 2010 at 3:57pm 0 Comments
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There are already plenty of fish in the sea when it comes to VoIP picture-frame phones, and only a few have succeeded in arousing us, but this well-guarded fella here at MSI's CeBIT booth seems to have some potential with its unusually large touchscreen. According to the label, the MS-9A31 landlin...

March 6th 2010 at 11:07pm 0 Comments
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Well this is a bit different -- it looks as if the big M is looking to put a little Android (v1.6, if you must know) in the home with this DECT 6.0 phone. Though the device is made by Binatone, the Hong Kong-based company will be selling a $150 Motorola branded version of its cordless phone in the...

March 3rd 2010 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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Hey, remember that OpenFrame touchscreen home telephone that we first peeked way back in August of 2008? Seems like O2 and Verizon weren't the only ones looking to jump on that bandwagon, as Sharp has now issued a phone / frame tandem that looks eerily similar. The JD-7C1CL/CW is available in black...

August 19th 2009 at 10:26am 0 Comments
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It's no secret that T-Mobile has some grand Android-based plans after the million-selling success of the G1, and although we've heard sketchy reports of future devices to come, it sounds like things are starting to firm up: CTO Cole Brodman told GigaOm yesterday that the carrier is planning to laun...

May 9th 2009 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that T-Mobile has some grand Android-based plans after the million-selling success of the G1, and although we've heard sketchy reports of future devices to come, it sounds like things are starting to firm up: CTO Cole Brodman told GigaOm yesterday that the carrier is planning to laun...

May 9th 2009 at 7:11pm 0 Comments
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Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. After years of providing the devices on which we spoke, Verizon is finally providing the Hub. The Verizon Hub is not the first VoIP product to use that moniker -- with pay upfront for lifetime long distance startup Ooma having...

February 11th 2009 at 5:31pm 0 Comments