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VTech’s New Phones Provide On-Demand Content
The ip8300 provides news, weather, email and more without ever having to turn on the computer.
VTech-ip8300
December 22, 2006 by Rachel Cericola

VTech just announced the ip8300 infoPhone, an Internet-enabled cordless landline telephone that allows users to check email, news, sports, weather and horoscopes, all without turning on a computer.

Instead of firing up the computer, this cordless allows you to access headlines, weather, and other Web info right on the unit’s color LCD screen. You can even create “favorites,” which allow you to get info like sports scores at the touch of one button.

View more of our CES special coverageThe ip8300 infoPhone is also one of VTech’s first North American products to feature the Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 technology, which boasts excellent sound quality, extended range and improved security.

  • $129.95
  • Available March 2007
  • High-resolution 64K color LCD
  • Expandable to 5 handsets (ip831 accessory required)
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Buddy list, email and IM support
  • Built-in Ethernet port

 

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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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