Last year Archos announced that they would be launching a “smart” home phone running Android. It features mid-range specs, and includes a 3.5-inch screen with a resolution of 272 x 480, 1GHz OMAP processor, 8GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for expansion, and is all run by Android 2.2 Froyo. Also included is a VGA camera up front for video calls, as well as DECT compatibility. These may not be the best specs, but remember that this is meant to be a home phone.
While it may disappoint some users that the phone doesn’t come pre-loaded with the Android Market, we must remember that most of Archos’ devices don’t. They instead include the alternate Appslib market, but others like the Amazon App store can most likely be downloaded. The Smart Home Phone is available now in the UK, at a price of £130 (about $168). That may be expensive for a home phone, but it includes many more capabilities. Hit the Archos source link to buy one now. Who’s interested in a smart home phone? Is it just another gimmick? Let us know in the comments!