RCA ships Android desktop HD voice phone, Grandstream intros one

IT EXPO West 2012, Austin, TX – This week RCA (Actually Telefield licensing the RCA name) is showcasing its now-shipping Android desktop handset while Grandstream Networks announced its own model.  How far behind are Avaya, Digium, Polycom and snom?

Telefield is exhibiting its phone at both Metaswitch Forum and IT EXPO West. Announced over the summer, the RCA-branded SIP IP150 has a built-in 7 inch touch screen, backlit keypad, visual ringer, VIP ringtones, a Do Not Disturb mode and can used “Android-Powered” Internet applications and services. The Android apps include access to a suite of Google apps, plus support for CRM applications such as Salesforce.com, airline information services, a weather information widgit and streaming media content. Other apps can be ported to the IP150 through an SDA or using APIs.

Grandstream Networks announced the GXP2200 Enterprise Application Phone for Android. at IT EXPO West.  The company says the phone allows verticals such as retail, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare to easily create and deploy customized apps on their desktop. Highlights of the new phone include Android 2.3, six lines with up to 6 SIP accounts, a 480×272 color touchscreen with multi-touch control, support for HD voice and most of the popular voice, audio, and video codecs, including G.722, AAC, H.264, H.263 and MPEG4, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with integrated PoE, integrated Bluetooth for phonebook/data exchange and call transfer with Bluetooth enabled mobile devices plus support for Bluetooth headsets, USB and SD port for applications/photo loading and call recording, and 5 way conferencing.

A limited quantity of GXP2200 samples with pre-release firmware is available for purchase by the end of October, with the official firmware version available for volume purchases in November 2012 at a US list price of $239.

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