It’s a fixed-line phone AND a web tablet.. runinng Android and SIP! WVGA touch screen, WiFi, USB and SD memory card http://bit.ly/dJ72RP
Wanna bet we’ll see Lots of these, from all the usual suspects, going forward? We have often stated that once you have a full web device, with embedded camera, on the kitchen table.. 3G-styled video calling (etc) will finally begin to see real adoption. In fact, it was the premise of our contribution to Canvas8 – registration required – posted last summer! [Eds]
Nakayo Telecommunications announced a high performance telephone equipped with Android. The brand name is undecided. The shipment begins in April for first sales in July 2011.
This terminal is composed of the display with the touch panel and the charge stand of seven inches that can use a hands-free telephone call by detaching it as a possible tablet with the hand set. Development is advanced as a multimedia terminal of SIP server digital IP business phone/”VC-SIP series” of this company besides soliciting as a terminal that can be used by connecting it with the extension such as NGN, the business phones, and SIP servers.
It is possible to provide with wireless cable/LAN, the onboard camera, Web a browser, E-mail, the sensor input, and the image output, and to use the display also for the video conferencing telephone, videoconferencing, and the Web conference, etc.
Press Release [PDF] in Japanese Here