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Android home phone unveiled by Motorola

Android home phone unveiled by Motorola

Motorola has developed a phone running Android 1.6 designed for use with a fixed line telephone connection.

With a 2.8 inch touchscreen mounted on the rear of the phone and with a Wi-Fi connection activated, users can browse the internet and even check their emails.

If you already have an Android-based smartphone with Wi-Fi, you could do this anyway, but nonetheless it's a nice touch.

The one key Android feature that is missing from the home phone is access to the Android Market. This means that it will only run the basic apps and that buyers will not be able to download the Skype app for VoIP calling, which could have made it a must-have purchase.

The Motorola HS1001 is set to launch in the US over the summer months and will cost the equivalent of about £100, depending on how the exchange rate holds up.

There is currently no word as to whether the HS1001 will be bringing Android to homes around the UK in the future.

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