Archos announces Android-based Home Smart Phone, Home Connect

In addition to its new Android tablets, Archos today announced two new Android devices for home use -- the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone, and the Archos 35 Home Connect web radio.

The Archos 35 Home Connect basically is an Android device for streaming music wirelessly anywhere. It sports an alarm clock, weather, traffic and news, Android applications, video calling and has access to more than 50,000 streaming radio stations.

The Archos 35 Smart Phone Phone combines a DECT phone and smartphone. Using any ADSL box or phone line and using standard DECT (think VOIP) protocols, it brings the power of an Android smartphone into your phone -- including full Web support.

The Archos 35 Home Connect is expected to be available in September for $149; the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone is expected in September as well for $149.

More: Press release

Phil Nickinson
  • Interesting. Looking to finding out more about it
  • that makes me want a home phone...
  • What is this 'home phone' you speak of?
  • DECT has nothing to do with VOIP. DECT is a digital wireless technology and it does not run on top of TCP/IP. VOIP is Voice Over IP where IP is in reference to TCP/IP.
  • Exactly. The (think VOIP) isn't correct at all. It should read: "DECT (think cordless phone)", because that's what it is.
  • If it is hackable it would be sweet. Run Google Music or Amazon Cloud would be ideal for this alarmadroid clock.
  • I am interested in learning more about this ...
  • Home phone? You mean the phone stays in one place and doesn't go where you go? Weird... Although now that I think about it, I think we had one of this when I was a kid...
  • Wait.
    This needs a traditional phone line to work? If so, why 1/2 ass this?
    I have long wondered why there is no Android home smart phone that can run off wireless. Seems like a perfect opportunity for a Vonage branded Android device.
  • So... a cell phone? I kid. You mean a android smart phone that does VOIP on your WiFi network, right?
  • Supposed to be a reply...
  • I remember when cordless phones were the s###. ;) So I guess this is an Android phone for your grandparent?