CloudTC has released a substantial firmware upgrade to its Glass 1000 Android-based IP desktop phone that significantly improves on the award-winning device in many key ways.
The phone, which retails for $599 (available for $499 at VoIPSupply), now operates on Android version 2.3 (“Gingerbread”), not the most recent version of Google’s operating system, but one worthy of the device’s bright 9-inch display. CloudTC’s curated “Market” now offers about 50 applications. All but a few of the apps are free (a couple are available for $0.99), and now include many news apps, financial calculators and currency converters, contact managers, informational apps and other useful utilities.
Overall, the new firmware, a free over-the-air update, makes the phone, which we named the Business VoIP Product of 2011, a great deal more powerful and intuitive
The release notes for the newest firmware lists dozens of improvement, including:
- Support for Adobe Flash, Bluetooth file transfers and VLANs;
- Up to 12 simultaneous calls (two per line);
- Support for “pause” and “wait” characters for easy programming of attended calls, conferencing services and external voice mail;
A complete list of upgrades and fixes can be found here.