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So, two new tablets from Archos weren't enough for you? Apparently, it wasn't for them either - enter two new products that put Android in places that we haven't really seen it before: on your radio, and on your... home phone. Yeah, it took me a moment to digest the idea of a home phone as well; I haven't used one of those in years.

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With that in mind, let's take a look at the 35 Smart Home Phone first. It's basically a smartphone without cellular connectivity, offering the same features that you've come to expect from an Android phone. You'll be able to hit up the Android Market to install your favorite apps, check your email, video chat using the front facing camera, and whatever else you can think of. The only thing you can't do with it is, well... take it with you.

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One product that you can take with you is the 35 Home Connect: an Android-based web radio with extra-long battery life and Wi-Fi, so you can stream your favorite tunes wherever you can wirelessly connect to the net. Another rad feature of the 35 Home Connect is the integrated front-facing camera for video chat or, as Archos recommends, baby monitoring (which is actually a pretty solid idea). Personally, I just want one for the bathroom so I can rock out while taking a shower.

Both devices will be available at the end of September, with the 35 Smart Home Phone coming in at $159 and the 35 Home Connect costing $10 less ($149).

ARCHOS Now Brings Android Home with the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone and ARCHOS 35 Home Connect

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 2009, ARCHOS were the first to market with an AndroidTM tablet and today they continue to push technological boundaries and innovation with two new Android devices designed for the home - The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, an Android-based web radio and the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, an Android DECT phone. Both are smart devices and feature all of the Android functionalities.

The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is the perfect music box and the best portable Android device for streaming radio and music anywhere at home such as the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom or kids room. Small, compact and easy to carry, ARCHOS 35 Home connect features WiFi and amazing sound quality becoming a part of your daily life.

The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone will make owning a home phone popular again. It brings Smartphone functionality into your home and gives you access to thousands of applications such as weather, news, games and traffic.

Both cutting-edge ARCHOS Android-based home devices, thanks to the front facing webcams, bring new usages such as video calling, baby monitoring and even room surveillance.

ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, the most-advanced Android-based web radio

The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is light, has an extra-long battery-life and fits perfectly in your hand. With two high-definition speakers specifically designed for improved bass, users will be amazed by the sound quality produced by such a small device.

With just a click on the touch-screen, users will be able to stream over 50,000 web radio stations or music using the pre-loaded TuneIn application.

The ARCHOS alarm clock application brings users weather, traffic and news from the moment they wake up and features multiple alarms. Users will also have access to thousand applications such as games for children.

With a video calling application, users will be able to video chat to stay in touch with family and friends. Additionally, the front facing webcam allows for baby monitoring and even room surveillance.

ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, the ultimate Android-based DECT phone

The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone combines the best of a DECT phone and a Smartphone for your home. Compatible with any ADSL box or phone line and using standard DECT protocols the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is a light and stylish home phone that brings users contact sharing with their Android smart phone, MP3 ringtones, caller photo display as well as access to thousands of Android apps, web surfing, emails and video calling.

With its sleek and stylish design the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is finally a home phone that users will be proud to leave on their coffee table. Its charging dock is separate from its wireless receiver so there’s no need for a huge dock right next to the phone line.

The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone gives you access no other home phone can - whether you want to quickly check your email without turning on the PC, find that definition in Wikipedia or play a game while waiting for your call, the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone can do it.

Thanks to the video calling application, users are able to call from and to a PC or Android mobile phone. Two other usages with the built in front facing webcam are baby monitoring and video surveillance capabilities.

Price and Availability

The ARCHOS 35 Home Connect is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $149.

The ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone is expected to be available in September 2011 at the RRP of $159.

Both devices will be available at the end of September and will be shown beginning of September at IFA.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • jamezelle

    This is a smart company!

  • http://www.androidpolice.com Amish Crusader

    I likes it. +1 to Home connect

  • Started with the G1

    The Home Connect sounds cool. Though I didn't see mention of an AM/FM tuner, which would be a mistake considering that, though great, TuneIn doesn't have all stations. Also, no matter how good the built-in speakers are, I consider a lack of wireless connectivity option to be a near deal-breaker. Home phone? Personally, I can't see ever having a use for one. But I could see it selling very well with the 40-60 yo demographic who still feel like they need to have this relic but have also embraced new technology.

  • Yo-Yo Ma

    As long as that Home Connect has an 3.5mm aux output jack, consider it sold. My wife would love one for the kitchen so she can stream Pandora easily.

  • Nirmit

    They have not provided the Technical Specification for 'Smart Home Phone'.

    Secondly, they have a seperate wi-fi receiver??? NOT IN BUILT...

    How about HDMI? and yes an FM/ AM receiver a good option

    • http://fsp.tel Frank Pilone

      Considering the phone support video calling, and various apps, it will probably support wifi (at least G). I just don't see how those things will be able to use a standard phone line to access. It would be better if the base station can connect directly to the router like Siemens Gigaset lines, but I am sure the wifi will be in the phone directly. The radio will have to have wifi in order to get internet radio. I don't think Archos will see it practical to require an RJ45. And I would truly doubt there will be HDMI,

  • http://scotsvoiplog.blogspot.com/ Scot

    "that we haven’t really seen it before: on your radio, and on your… home phone."
    Binatone have already release an Android based iDECT phone - http://www.binatonetelecom.com/brands/idect

    "you’ll be able to hit up the Android Market to install your favorite apps"

    Are you sure that it's Google's Android Market and not the Archos AppsLib market (like current Archos devices use)?

  • JohnnyK

    The home connect is brilliant. I gues it can also stream musing from a NAS? Supporting playlists and so on? ust a bit too late for me, just bought all sorts of stuff for my girl, but this would have been it.

    +AM/FM of course