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    Motorola HS1001

    One of the first Android-powered home phones to hit the market, the Motorola HS1001, runs Android v1.6.  This cordless handset features a 2.8-inch touchscreen with virtual keypad and allows users to surf the web and check email via a Wi-Fi connection to a home network.

    Motorola HS1001

    Because there is no 3G connectivity, the HS1001 definitely falls into the category of home phone….or does it?  With Android on board, I’d hardly call it a phone.  It definitely has computing power and 30,000 Android apps to make it do some really cool things.


    The Motorola HS1001’s dual Wi-Fi technology enables connection to a home network as well as its own base station. You can not us skype because the app doesn’t come pre-loaded and the HS1001 won’t have Marketplace support.

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    The DECT 6.0 phone does support a full spectrum of multimedia applications, video and features common to top of the line smartphones. It also comes with a speaker-equipped base station that can be used to pump out tunes while it’s docked.

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    The Motorola HS1001 is made by Hong Kong company, Binatone. It uses the XpandR chipset from DSP Group that is the only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT 6.0.

    Marketed as bringing “iPhone functionality to the cordless phone,” the Motorola HS1001 will be available in the U.S. in Q3 2010 and is expected to sell for around US$150.

    Published on 5 March 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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