Perhaps landline voice is no longer cool, but the re-invention of the home phone may be the hottest trends so far this year. After moves by Verizon, T-Mobile USA and others, cable TV company Comcast now says that it has tested an "enhanced cordless phone" (according to Cable Digital News) in Miami and Jacksonville, Fla., and is getting set for a nationwide launch for the product.
The VoIP phone, a DECT handset that leverages a DOCSIS adapter connection, will offer voice calling, e-mail, voice mail, some Internet access features and contact storage features. Thomson is thus far the primary vendor involved.
- Cable Digital News has this report
T-Mobile reportedly will launch an Android-based home phone
The Verizon Hub debuted in early February