Vtalk Smart Land Phone Promises Much from Your Home Desk

November 19, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Jeremy Bogan, a tech enthusiast who believes in combining great technology with beautiful and simple design, has just created vtalk, the smart-desk phone, aimed at bringing smartphone-like features to something that will always stay at home.

If you think that home phones are losing demand because of strong competition from smartphones, you are wrong, says Bogan.

Vtalk aims at smart features on the home desk. This would mean functions like contacts, calendar, and instant text messages. In addition, it will also come equipped with the traditional desk phone features like the facility to hold and transfer calls.

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Vtalk also will come with a long list of hardware specifications. The 8.9 inch touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a Quad Core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU with 2 GB RAM,16 GB of internal storage and also it can be connected to a home network via Wi-Fi or Ethernet. In all, it is a basic tablet, with some additional features.

Vtalk also has a handset, like our good old land phones with a 400 ft range over 2.4Ghz. But it doesn’t come with buttons, but with multi-touch display, also equipped with a 24 hour talk time battery with a standby time of a week.

The company has started to look out for funds; they have started a campaign on Kickstarter for the same. However, it is still far away from reaching its goal of AUD$250,000 (US$234,000) goal.

Nevertheless, they admit that they have plenty of time left in raising the amount. A single device will be available for AUD$199 (US$186), while in order to bring about a developer edition AUD$300 (US$280) is the minimum.

Through the early launch in crowd funding, the company aims at getting the device into the hands of developers, who will build apps, thus expanding its functionality.  As of now, the prototype runs on a modified version of Android 4.2.

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