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cordless phone

A wireless telephone that transmits to and receives signals from a base station within a range of a few hundred feet. The first landline phones not tethered to the desk or wall, cordless phones were invented in the 1950s but did not take hold until the 1980s. Initially analog devices transmitting at very low frequencies, the 900 MHz band was chosen as the standard by 1990. Cordless phones subsequently migrated to digital and higher frequencies from 1.8 to 5.8 GHz (see DECT). Contrast with "corded phone," which is wired to a table-top or wall unit. Also contrast with "mobile phone," in which the base stations are cell towers (see cellphone). See multihandset cordless and cord cutting.
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0 system with caller ID will be the first cordless phone to incorporate the slim form factor currently seen in other electronics, such as portable music players, flat screen TVs and mobile phones.
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We have confidence that the multi-line cordless phone system will be widely accepted over the next few years," says James Wu, Chairman of TKT.
9GHz band enabling the included cordless phone to avoid interference from WiFi networks to provide longer range and ensure crystal clear voice quality.
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Both cordless phone systems debuted at the 2006 International CES trade show (Las Vegas, NV), where Motorola is showcasing its seamless mobility solutions at Booth #8545, and are expected to be commercially available later this year.
announced today that it has acquired for approximately $1,000,000 the Aero 2000 cordless phone from Consumerware Incorporated, a privately held company based in Washington.
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