Question: When is a home phone not a home phone, and when is a smartphone not a smartphone?
Answer: When they’re spliced together to form a bizarre hybrid, such as the spanking new BT Home SmartPhone S. Weird.
The BT Home SmartPhone S isn’t the first device of its kind, but I’m left slightly perplexed when I wonder who this is aimed at. People who don’t have a smartphone? And the answer to that is to buy a home phone that’s a smartphone? Uhm…
The description on the BT Shop suggests there’s “No need to fire up your laptop to go online”, or that you might be “Fed up with the kids taking your mobile to go online or play games”. Hmm, still not convinced.
In terms of specs, the BT Home SmartPhone S has a 3.5in capacitive display, boasting the ability to zoom (you heard me) when browsing, while Android takes care of operating system duties.
For those who don’t appreciate random callers, the Home SmartPhone S is compatible with BT's Nuisance Call Blocker facility, which is capable of filtering out blocked, withheld and unknown numbers.
Fancy it? First, give BT £131.98. Second, explain what’s going on in your head. For the same money, you could pick up an entirely decent home phone and a first-gen Google Nexus 7.