Amstrad re-entered the computer market in March, with the launch of its [email protected] The £79.99 device is an 'all-in-one communications centre' that Amstrad hopes will 'change the communications habits of Britain's households'.
The [email protected] combines telephone, digital answering machine, fax and e-mail functionality into a box no larger than a traditional telephone, albeit one with extra bits bolted on. A large LCD screen juts from the back of the unit and a Qwerty keyboard pops from the base.
Although the [email protected] functions as a regular or hands-free phone with caller display, its main appeal lies in its easy e-mail functionality.
Using Amstrad's new Amserve online service, up to eight different users can send and receive e-mails using individual e-mail addresses with no subscription charges. The downside is that each e-mail costs 12p to send and the LCD screen displays adverts when the unit is not in use.
Amstrad: 01277 228888
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