Panasonic (News - Alert) is well known for its tablet-like devices, such as its line of robust rugged toughbooks, which have gained critical acclaim. Now, it’s being reported that Panasonic Japan has revealed its newest innovation to the VoIP phone world – the VS-HPS200S, a unique cordless phone complete with a seven-inch Android (News - Alert) tablet. According to a statement, this pretty pair was strategically designed to offer users a “more ‘connected’ experience at home,” and is expected to have a Q1 2013 launch.
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Much like all of the ever-popular contenders in today’s tablet market, this new gadget by Panasonic can be used for such things as browsing the Web in real-time, reading books and playing games. The catch, however, is in its ability to be simultaneously used as a landline phone or VoIP phone via Skype and/or fax.
The tablet comes with a 800x480 seven-inch screen, SDXC card support, 4GB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM (News - Alert), Wi-Fi and a built-in GPS and is projected to sell for 43,000 Yen, or about USD $500.
Over the last two years alone, Panasonic’s line of esteemed SIP phones have gained a momentous amount of recognition, as represented in its various awards and honors. For example, the Panasonic KX-UT670 Smart SIP Desk Phone (News - Alert) was awarded both the 2011 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award as well as the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Innovation Award. Additionally, its SIP UT Series was named Best-of-Show in the Open Source Category at ITEXPO (News - Alert) West 2011, a world-leading, highly-anticipated bi-annual technology communications event. Even more, its KX-UT248-B Executive SIP Phone was this month awarded the 2012 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award.
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Edited by Rich Steeves