fbpx

Telecom giant BT has announced it will launch its own version of Apple's iPad but for customers to use solely in the home.

British Telecom Making Their Own "iPad" 1
Image via http://si.wsj.net

The company has developed what it calls a touchscreen version of a landline telephone, in the hope that it will provide an alternative to mobile phone technology.

The device, which has no name or price yet, will go on sale in the UK next year.

It was revealed by the chief executive of BT Retail Gavin Patterson at a strategy day yesterday.

Analysts were shown a prototype of the product, which will be smaller than Apple's iPad but bigger than the iPod Touch.

The company has denied the tablet is BT's answer to the US company's product and has instead described it as a mini-PC designed for the kitchen or lounge with voicemail, emailing and text messaging.

It will also have “apps” to quickly tell users the day's news or weather.

BT said the device is not meant for use out of the home at all, unlike the iPad.

The product will be sold on its own but will also be part of the internet and communication packages BT offers.

[via]
British Telecom Making Their Own "iPad" 2

James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

View all posts

Add comment

Leave a Reply!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

James Hicks

James is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of HicksNewMedia, a Digital Publishing and Technology Consulting team providing effective and relevant solutions to individuals and businesses looking to more effective utilize the social interweb. Follow him on Twitter and on Facebook.

Get The Newsletter

Enter your email address to subscribe to ITN and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Try Apple News

Instagram

Instagram has returned empty data. Please authorize your Instagram account in the plugin settings .

Book Recommendations

Brilliantly

SAFE!

2022

Categories