Motorola will be bringing out in Q3 an Android powered home phone. The phone will be powered with a DSP chipset and will support wifi, DECT 6.0, email, web browsing and full Android powered compliment on a home phone. The Motorola HS1001 cordless phone looks to change home phones, and hopefully it does. Maybe this is part of Google whole internet service provider plan, who knows but it seems Android wants to be everywhere
Binatone, a Motorola Official Licensee, Selects DSP Group’s XpandR™ Chip Set
for its Touch-Screen Cordless Home Phone Powered by Android®
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3rd, 2010 – DSP Group, Inc.™ (NASDAQ: DSPG), a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home and Binatone, a Motorola Official Licensee and a leading consumer electronics firm, announced today that Binatone has chosen DSP Group’s XpandR chipset for its multimedia cordless home phone powered by Android®. The Motorola phone will be available Q3 2010 in the US.
The Motorola HS1001 cordless phone offers Internet services such as e-mail and web browsing, via local Wi-Fi connectivity, and a touch screen interface with a virtual keyboard. DSP Group’s XpandR chip set, the world’s only system-on-a-chip (SoC) solution supporting both Wi-Fi and DECT 6.0, powers cordless communications and a full spectrum of multimedia applications for the home phone.
“Binatone has always been a company run with an entrepreneurial spirit and this latest Android launch, we believe is just the beginning of a larger trend towards more open consumer converged communications devices”, says Dino Lalvani, Chairman of Binatone. “Our partnership with DSP Group enables us to bring this innovative product quickly to market, while maintaining high standards of quality at an attractive price point.”
“We are proud to be the first company to bring Android capabilities into the home phone” said Oz Zimerman, VP of Marketing at DSP Group. “Our partnership with Binatone Motorola enables us to bring the XpandR chip set to the center stage of home telephony offering a fully integrated and connected multimedia device that brings a smart phone user experience to the home phone.”
About Binatone Electronics International Limited
Binatone was established in 1958 and is headquartered in Hong Kong. Binatone is a privately owned company engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing of innovative consumer electronics products. The company markets products under the Binatone, iDECT and Voxtel brands in over 55 countries worldwide and is an OEM manufacturer for major telecommunications operators. Binatone is the global distributor for Motorola Digital Photo Frames, Baby and Video Monitors and the North American distributor for Motorola Cordless and Corded Telephones.
About DSP Group
DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a dominant share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products – from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens – DSP Group proactively partners with CE manufacturers to shape the future of converged communications at home. For more information, visit www.dspg.com.