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Israeli developer working on next-gen landline features

Marc Perton
panasonic KX-TG2314W

It's been a long time since we've thought of our cordless landline phone as cutting-edge — the last time we upgraded was to get a phone with a headset jack, hardly something at the forefront of technology. However, according to a profile, Israeli telecom developer DSP Group is dedicated to rolling out chipsets to keep cordless phones competitive with their cellular brethren. DSP is the company behind many of the multi-handset cordless phones offered by Panasonic and other companies (like the Panasonic KX-TG2314W, right), and its latest innovations include talking Caller ID, cordless videophones and integrated Bluetooth. Adding Bluetooth to a cordless landline could be handy, since it would let you access your cellphone via the landline handset, and also let you use other Bluetooth peripherals with the landline. The company also makes a VoIP-capable chipset, so all they need to do know is release a Bluetooth-enabled cordless Skype phone, and we'll be sold.

[Via Blueserker]

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