Home phones get a splash of color

GE follows a basic trend of mobile handsets: bright paint jobs.

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As home phones are continually threatened with extinction, manufacturers have tried to add functions that appear to bring them closer to their mobile counterparts. But perhaps there's a much simpler tactic : paint them in bright colors.

Following a trend that's become commonplace for most mobile handset makers, GE has introduced the "Ultra Slim Cordless Phone" from its Designer Series in candy-apple red, according to SlashGear. (Not exactly our taste, but it could always be worse .)

Other than the shiny finish, the $70 phone has standard functions including a small LCD, caller ID, and a digital answering machine that may actually look better than the handset itself. For the sake of everyone involved, we hope that the design emulation ends with color alone .

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