Thursday, August 21, 2008

An iPhone For Your Home!

OpenPeak’s iPhone clone for homes is production ready, says Amy Mikolasy, OpenPeak's director of partner marketing, and could be in the market by the first quarter of 2009.

This information comes via a Wired report which indicates that the slick IP media phone, called OpenFrame, has been in design for about a year and a half. “We have done the end-to-end product design, from hardware to software and the device management system,” says Mikolasy.

“It is meant to replace the home phone, which has been left behind by technology,” she says.

Third party software developers will be able to create applications for the device, similar to how developers do for the iPhone. The phone will come with certain applications, such as calendar, news, weather, etc.

“One of the beauties of the product is that it is dynamic,” says Mikolasy. “It is really a blank screen of opportunity.” It could be used as a digital picture frame or even as a internet radio receiver.

Most likely the phone will be available through telecoms such as AT&T and Verizon. OpenPeak is hoping to set a price inside the $200 to $300 price range.

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