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VTech Puts IM, Keyboard into Cordless
The new IS6110 allows you to instant message from anywhere in the house.
VTech IS6110
VTech’s IS6110 allows for easy instant messaging via a full QWERTY keyboard.
April 15, 2008 by Rachel Cericola

Now you no longer need to be tethered to the computer to express your feelings via emoticon.

VTech’s latest DECT cordless phone is the IS6110, and it’s packing the ability to instant message from anywhere in the house. While IM is nothing new for VTech and its band of gab geeks, the design certainly lends a hand to the instant message feature.

“With instant messaging becoming part of the fabric of everyday communication – particularly for young adults – we sought to deliver a product that would make it even more accessible to more consumers,” said Matt Ramage, senior vice president of product management, VTech Communications, Inc. They probably also needed a hook to sell more phones. Mission accomplished!

So instead of working your way through a standard keypad, this one makes like a Treo to belt out your feelings without the messiness of a “face-to-face” phone call. It works with MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger. No Yahoo or Google Talk? Bummer.

The IS6110 is available now for $99.95.

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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.

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