Speakal just threw us a cuve ball by announcing the BTS8, a phone/personal computer. Yes, the same company that has been crafting those funny looking pig speaker docks. If you haven’t noticed it already, that’s a 5-inch LCD screen built-in to the base, and yes it runs the Windows 7 OS. If 5-inches is a bit too small for your liking (that’s what she said) you can connect it to an external monitor via VGA. And the buck don’t stop at Windows 7. The BTS8 can receive faxes, send text messages, play a variety of media files, manage contacts and view calendar info. It also has the ability to record telephone calls, answer emails and video chat over Skype using the on board webcam.
Far as we’re concerned the jury is still out on this one, but perhaps we’ll send one of our minions at CES to check it out for a hands on.
Culver City, CA – January 6, 2011 – Speakal, a company driven by its passion for sound, intelligent technology and innovative designs, is ecstatic to announce the BTS8, an office phone system that doubles as a personal computer. The integrated Windows 7 OS enables users to manage and record your phone calls, answer emails, and even video chat with the on board webcam via Skype. The 5” LCD display can be connected to an external monitor via VGA for enhanced visibility. Additional capabilities include fax receiving, SMS text messaging, media player, contacts management, and a calendar empowering the BTS8 to be the ultimate communications and multimedia powerhouse. You can even browse the web and reach your data remotely for optimal connectivity.
“BTS8 completely streamlines business communications and computing for the modern office” said CEO David Solomon. “Users are able to optimize connectivity and empower their phone with the advanced capabilities of Windows 7 while saving up to 90% of the power regularly used with a desktop PC” added Solomon.