BT introduces landline smartphone - apps and nuisance call blocking for all!
Landlines aren't as essential as they once were, but BT have hit on an idea for those who still want a home phone which isn't bad at all - make a phone that acts like a smartphone.
BT's new Home SmartPhone S device has a bunch of apps, can access the internet and features 'Nuisance Call Blocking' technology that, according to them, allows us to block 80%of unwanted calls.
As well as internet access, the Android-powered phone comes with 2GB of expandable memory to store music and photos, and of course, you can piddle about on Twitter or watch videos on YouTube or whatever. You'll be able to download extra apps via the Opera apps store.
BT Wifi and Devices director Erik Raphael says: "The Home SmartPhone S makes the home phone central to family life again, allowing you to look up numbers online and communicate with friends and family via email, Facebook or calls."
BT launched the BT6500 Nuisance Call Blocker in February last year, but this new handset is clearly one of their better ideas.