I have been using VoIP for my landline for years, with an analog telephone connected to internet via an ATA.
Recently, this Grandstream GXV3175 PoE video phone sparked my interest in upgrading and getting rid of the analog phone and ATA, but now I wish to upgrade to an Android system with camera and market. It could then also serve as a simple always-on portable PC for quick lookups or web browsing, and basic organiser/games/multimedia…
There already are several ideas for using Android systems as a desktop phone:
- Android desk phones with Power-over-Ethernet
- Android desk phone tablet+dock, for landlines with xDSL
Budget/specs-wise I like the Archos 80 G9 tablet. And ideally, there would be a Telpad-like dock but with PoE, but since that is not available for the moment, I was thinking about just connecting an external handset to the tablet in order to have proper microphone quality. Here I see 2 possibilities:
1. via an USB port, e.g. Tiptel or Digitus
2. via an earphone port, e.g. iPego or Moshi Moshi
However, if I read up correctly, none of the above seems to be supported on Android tablets?!
- Does the OS (3.x/4?) actually support the USB handsets or are there drivers readily available?
- Are there Android tablets that have a 4-band or 4-pole earphone port with support for an external headset/handset with microphone? (Above-mentioned iPego or Moshi Moshi handsets are for iPhone/iPad only…)
How can I do this? Any suggestions/alternatives?
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