Sunday, June 19, 2005

Toy #3

This is too damn cool...hopefully it will come to the US soon.

BT combines land lines, cell phones: Tech News
Jun 16, 2005, 15:00 GMT

LONDON, England (UPI) -- Britain`s BT Group PLC has introduced a handset that can switch imperceptibly between cell phone transmitters and land lines. Known as BT Fusion, the phone is being tested with British customers in 400 households.

Fusion switches automatically from cell phone mode to land line mode when a user enters his or her residence or even, in some cases, someone else`s residence.

The Fusion handset uses a Bluetooth wireless connection to relay the call to a broadband hub in the home. This hub can also be used as a wireless router for home computer Wi-Fi networks.

BT, which is pricing Fusion calls made at customers` homes at domestic land line rates, plans a national launch in Britain in September.