Its been over 7 years since I've been in the market for a home phone. I had no idea what new features and standards were available. I was pretty happy to find a home phone solution that plays nice with my Android powered cellphone. Behold, the Panasonic KX-TG6582.
This Kenwood KDC-X994 was purchased with Motorola Droid in mind. I wanted a car stereo that would allow me to stream music from my mobile phone. The KDC-X994 does that and more.
I waited last year when the G1 came out. I was anxious for Android to come out and shake things up but I didn't want to be an early adopter. I looked forward to participating in an open source mobile platform because as an applications developer and, honestly, because it wasn't an iPhone. The promise of a better platform was what it meant to me. A system whose excellence is agnostic of its host.
I'm writing this articel after-the-fact. Truth is the LG Envy (VX9900) wasn't a horrible phone, but I think I had to long to remain satisfied. The 'P' button broke almost immediately. The well intentioned 'ENV' orange button in the top right could only be configured to launch one of a small handful of tasks. Would've been nice if you could set it to launch the Verizon Song ID app, but I guess that was too much to ask.
Back in 2006, my employers purchased me an HP 6180 All-in-one printer/fax/copier/scanner/money pit. It printed incredible 4x6 photos on HP glossy photo paper, but other brand papers didn't fair so well. This machine rocks Bluetooth, Photobridge, an 802.11g wifi card, and USB capabilities. On the downside ink is expensive and its always requesting new ink.