If you've ever looked at the phone station and handset that you have in your home and thought "Oh, how I wish you were an Android phone" well, Panasonic have you covered, as today they're introducing just that. A smartphone that's a homephone but also not that smart. The Panasonic KX-PRX120 is a base station and Android handset combo that's based around the DECT standard. Aside from the obvious – it's a phone.
As for the Android side of things, you shouldn't expect anything too fantastic. Indeed, the smartphone here is something from a couple of years ago at least. Running on top of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 3.5-inch HVGA display, WiFi and GPS support, a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, a microSD card slot and a 1,450 mAh battery. There's no word on processor type or how much RAM the device has but, you shouldn't expect anything too brilliant.
This isn't the first time we've seen an Android vendor create a device that's not designed to leave the home – Archos made one – but this is perhaps one of the most interesting one. Panasonic aren't a company that are known for shipping poor quality devices so we imagine this is going to last a couple of years at least.
As for why you'd want an Android homephone, well that's up to you. Personally, this doesn't seem like too bad an idea to me, I could check my messages – thanks to the 40-hour message capacity – and then maybe take a look at my e-mails. Of course, I would if I were a normal person. We're the people who live on the Internet and to us, there doesn't seem to be much of a point in a device for something like us. Especially when we all have far more advanced features than the Android side of this little combo.
Would be in the interested in something like this?