T-Mobile to add Android home phone

T-Mobile USA is going to launch a home phone and a tablet PC based on Google's Android platform, says the New York Times. The carrier will sell the phone home in 2010, joining Verizon as the second wireless carrier to add some IP-powered household revenue to its mobile services.

Details are scare, but the home phone will plug into a docking station and sync data with another device or service while the phone's battery is charging. The tablet PC is expected to have a 7-inch touchscreen, but no physical keyboard; users will be able to do basic stuff and manage data on different devices (like the cell phone and home phone). T-Mobile isn't commenting on specifics, but owns up to planning to introduce more Android-based devices into the U.S. market.

If the report is true, T-Mobile will join Verizon as the second U.S. phone company to offer a media phone-style phone - and no doubt with a similar monthly services plan to boost ARPU.

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