Technology is on the fly but your grandparents might not be. Let's backtrack... First it was cool that you could make a call without being plugged in. Then it was even more shocking that you could get text messages. Then it was cool that you could take pictures. Now you can store and play MP3s. You can browse the web, check e-mail, play poker, even receive and send photos to your friend's cell phone. You can play multi-player-live-action video games. With the touch of a button, you can capture quality digital video. You can get GPS quality real-time driving directions and the list goes on.
But let's face it some of us are still trying to differentiate between the on and off button. So, what if all that you are searching for is a cell phone that simply makes and receives phone calls? Still trying to convince Grandma to get a mobile? One Czech company, Jablotron, might make it easier by making a cell phone that looks exactly like a regular desk phone with big buttons and a corded handset giving the old fashioned the ability to make phone calls over a 900/1800 MHz GSM network using standard SIM cards. Write text messages quickly on the complete QWERTY alphabetical keyboard . Read text messages easily on the large illuminated LCD display. Make hands-free phone calls via the phone's built-in speakerphone and microphone.
The GSM Desktop Phone does not connect to conventional landline telephone systems, instead it communicates over GSM cellular networks. Users can operate the phone wherever there's an AC outlet and a network signal: In a dorm room, in a hotel room, in the office, in a community center, at home, in a resort, or in an RV/caravan. Way to bring back the classic!