The Bluephone from BT

Mobile phones, Wireless home

Face it, most of us are never more than 3 feet away from our mobis at any one time and if it wasn’t for the few pounds saved,we’d probably do without landline phones entirely. Realizing this, BT started work on convergent technology with the aim to build a cordless phone that when used at home will automatically dial from a landline using Bluetooth. Heading off to work? The phone will then switch over to GSM and act like any ordinary mobile.

This will require a special handset, which BT has promised to unveil at some point soon; Ben Verwaayen, BT’s chief executive said "We said we’d launch it in spring. Look around, spring is in the air today". Also on the horizon is the Bluephone 2 with added Wi-Fi support for Voice over Wireless Local Area Network (VoWLAN).

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