They're hardly as exciting as the company's two new Android 3.1 tablets, but if you're looking for Android in even more places, look no further. Also being unveiled today is the 35 Home Connect, a self-proclaimed Android web radio that should do wonders by your bedside, or kickin' it on the beach. You heard right -- there's a built-in battery here, as well as WiFi access to over 50,000 web radio stations. You'll also find a touch panel, pre-loaded TuneIn application and an alarm clock function that brings together traffic, weather and whatever's happening in your neck of the woods. Finally, a video chatting app is tossed in for good measure, but it's only useful when your front-facing camera isn't handling baby monitoring duties (yeah, seriously!).
Moving right along, there's the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone, an Android-based landline phone that brings users contact sharing with their Android smartphone, MP3 ringtones, caller photo display as well as access to your current stable of Android apps. In other words, this is likely the only home phone you'll find that can also video call, check your email, look up a topic on Wikipedia and satisfy gramps. The above-mentioned 35 Home Connect should ship this September for $149, while the 35 Smart Home Phone does likewise for $10 more.
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ARCHOS Now Brings Android Home
With the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone and ARCHOS 35 Home Connect
DENVER, CO – June 23, 2011 - In 2009, ARCHOS were the first to market with an AndroidTM tablet and today they continue to push technological boundaries and innovation with two new Android devices designed for the home - The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, an Android-based web radio and the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, an Android DECT phone. Both are smart devices and feature all of the Android functionalities.
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is the perfect music box and the best portable Android device for streaming radio and music anywhere at home such as the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or kids room. Small, compact and easy to carry, ARCHOS 35 Home connect features WiFi and amazing sound quality becoming a part of your daily life.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone will make owning a home phone popular again. It brings Smartphone functionality into your home and gives you access to thousands of applications such as weather, news, games and traffic.
Both cutting-edge ARCHOS Android-based home devices, thanks to the front facing webcams, bring new usages such as video calling, baby monitoring and even room surveillance.
ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, the most-advanced Android-based web radio
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is light, has an extra-long battery-life and fits perfectly in your hand. With two high-definition speakers specifically designed for improved bass, users will be amazed by the sound quality produced by such a small device.
With just a click on the touch-screen, users will be able to stream over 50,000 web radio stations or music using the pre-loaded TuneIn application.
The ARCHOS alarm clock application brings users weather, traffic and news from the moment they wake up and features multiple alarms. Users will also have access to thousand applications such as games for children.
With a video calling application, users will be able to video chat to stay in touch with family and friends. Additionally, the front facing webcam allows for baby monitoring and even room surveillance.
ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, the ultimate Android-based DECT phone
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone combines the best of a DECT phone and a Smartphone for your home. Compatible with any ADSL box or phone line and using standard DECT protocols the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is a light and stylish home phone that brings users contact sharing with their Android smart phone, MP3 ringtones, caller photo display as well as access to thousands of Android apps, web surfing, emails and video calling.
With its sleek and stylish design the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is finally a home phone that users will be proud to leave on their coffee table. Its charging dock is separate from its wireless receiver so there's no need for a huge dock right next to the phone line.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone gives you access no other home phone can - whether you want to quickly check your email without turning on the PC, find that definition in Wikipedia or play a game while waiting for your call, the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone can do it.
Thanks to the video calling application, users are able to call from and to a PC or Android mobile phone. Two other usages with the built in front facing webcam are baby monitoring and video surveillance capabilities.
Price and Availability
The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $149.
The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $159.
Both devices will be available at the end of September and will be shown beginning of September at IFA.