Panasonic may have decided to stick to its Japanese home market for its mobile phones, but it hasn’t completely given up on selling Android phones in Europe: it has just announced an Android-based landline phone.
Android Central reports that the KX-PRX120 is a DECT cordless phone and base-station running a rather elderly Android 4.0.
[It has] a 3.5-inch HVGA (480×320) display, though the spec sheet doesn’t specify a processor type or RAM amount.
Besides the ability to make calls (obviously), you’re looking at a device with Wifi, Bluetooth and GPS capability, an 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls, microSD expandability and a 1450mAh battery. There’s also a 40-minute answer machine.
It’s clearly a mobile phone adapted for its home role (there not being an obvious need for GPS to navigate between the living-room and kitchen), but the low spec display and out-dated version of Android doesn’t point to a likely return to the global smartphone market anytime soon.
Full specs below:
Panasonic KX-PRX120 specifications
- 3.5-inch TFT Colour LCD (HVGA)
- Stylish Compact Design
- Android Operation System 4.0
- Google Play Support
- Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Connection
- 0.3M Front Camera for Video Call
- 3.5 inch TFT colour LCD (HVGA) with capacitive multi touch screen
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 0.3M pixel Front Camera
- 1450mAh Li-ion Battery
- microSD / microSDHC Card Slot on Handset
- micro USB Charging Port
- Incoming/Outgoing Call Barring to help minimise unwanted or nuisance calls
- Answering Machine (For KX-PRX120, 40min)
- Key Finder accessory (Optional)
- Advanced Alarm-clock
- Up to 6 handsets (Optional handset or GAP supported DECT handset) can be registered