Panasonic dips toe back in European Android waters with landline phone

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

Sophisticated Design

  • 3.5-inch TFT Colour LCD (HVGA)
  • Stylish Compact Design

Smartphone Functionality

  • Android Operation System 4.0
  • Google Play Support
  • Wi-Fi / Bluetooth Connection
  • 0.3M Front Camera for Video Call

Rich Functionality

  • 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