Manufacturer Thomson has designed a stylish wireless home phone supporting VoIP and Dect. However, the Symbio has enough additional features to leave you wondering how everything fits into its skeleton-like look. Symbio_thomson Thomson's Symbio: VoIP, Dect and SMS in one The Symbio uses a stylised traditional phone design, …
But if only they'd used flat transducers, it would have been even more so.
Why Thomson isn't Apple
It looks cool - but why on earth do I want to use my telephone as a radio? And as an alarm clock? This is just sticking extra 'features' in because they can - and the fact that they will all be rubbish, and the UI will be painful is lost on them. "Hey it makes toast - cool". Well no actually - what would be cool is you concentrated on making it do the one thing it's supposed to do well.
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