With the Archos 35 Smart Home Phone, Android is out to prove that it’s a heavy stepper in the adaptability section yet again. The Archos device is basically a DECT phone enhanced with Google’s mobile OS and built to look very much like a regular smartphone.
The gadget is not up for sale yet, though a post on Electronista hints that it should sell soon now that it has passed through the FCC eye. A run through the technical specifications covers a 3.5-inch touchscreen of 272 x 480p resolution. Powered by Froyo or Android 2.2, the phone operates on the 1.9GHz DECT frequency and delivers GAP compatibility.
The 8GB of onboard memory is expandable via a microSD card and the device can be used in hands-free mode too. Archos is also trying hard to ensure the Android experience is complete with access to the app marketplace and the ability to transfer contacts from a handset running the same OS to the Smart Home Phone with help from integrated applications.
In terms of connectivity, users get Wi-Fi b/g/n, a 3.5mm audio jack and High Speed microUSB 2.0. The cordless phone embeds a speaker and gets its steam from a 1GHz OMAP 3630 chip with OpenGL ES 2.0 graphic accelerator. A front facing VGA camera equipped with a microphone allows for video recording. Then there’s support for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS 10.4 or later versions when in mass storage mode.
The Archos 35 Smart Home Phone price reading $159, was something we had already been made familiar with back in June, when the company also announced the 35 Home Connect.