VTech home phone looks like a smartphone, but doesn't act like one

We're not sure if high tech landlines are an emerging trend, or of they're the last, desperate yelps of a technology doomed to obscurity. While GE is making a home phone that checks the weather, landline manufacturer in December. This new phone looks remarkably like a Blackberry— it's the first phone we've seen that has a mini-keyboard in the handset. I wish I could tell you that you can send text messages or emails over this landline (that would be exciting, right?). Unfortunately, all the handset can do is send instant messages. Well, that and make phone calls. There it is folks, the IM home phone that looks like a Blackberry.

via VTech