Motorola brings Android to your home phone

January 11, 2010

Due for release Q1 in the UK and Q2 stateside, the Motorola HS1001 is slated to be one of the first, if not the first, Android powered home telephones available to the market.  While good looks seem to have passed this device right on by, it is interesting to see Android expanding so quickly into people’s homes.  First with Android powered appliances, and then with set top boxes, Motorola seems to be jumping on the bandwagon here and getting in on a piece of the action.

Rumored to be priced around $149 US Dollars, the device will be equipped with the following:

  • DSPG Arm9 240 Mhz processor
  • 2.8 inch resistive touch screen (QVGA)
  • 256 MB flah ROM / 128 MB RAM
  • MicroSD expansion slot
  • Powered by stock Android 1.6 (without MOTOBLUR)

Reactions are mixed at this point but everyone agrees that this looks to be a regular wireless home telephone modded to include Android.  I myself am quite excited as I would like to have all of my contacts stored in this device as well as never needing to run to my cell phone or computer to look up a phone number.  The screen looks to be a tad small for text input but we’ll have to see if this version changes when it officially goes on sale.  Hit the jump for a few more higher resolution shots of the HS1001.

[via AndroidAndMe]

Motorola HS1001

HS1001 next to the HTC MyTouch

Up close with the HS1001

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