Home phones have largely been ignored in our race to touch screen smartphones, but the new Android powered Archos Smart Home Phone changes that trend. The Archos Android home phone has everything you would expect in a smartphone and connects to your DECT home phone system to deliver an Android smartphone that works at home.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone doesn’t stop at regular phone calls. Rather than pick up your nearly dead smartphone at the end of the day you can make video calls, surf the web and use Android apps from your home phone.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone connects you to other Android devices and PCs for video calls. When it comes to calls, you get picture caller ID, mp3 ringtone support and syncing to your Google contacts.
So far we have a general overview of the Smart Home Phone from Archos, but we don’t know if it will have access to the full Android market. Archos doesn’t say if the phone has WiFi, but given the feature set we assume that you’ll be using WiFi rather than DECT to connect to video calls and websurfing.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone will be available later this year for $159.