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Joe Colombo-inspired Colombo One phone finally hits the UK


Remember the Colombo phone? Of course you do, but you might not have realised it was officially the Colombo Two, with another Joe Colombo-inspired handset appearing in the first press shots, but never actually appearing in the stores. Well, the Colombo One phone is now available in the UK.

Still packing those 60s space age looks, the Colombo One is actually a very different proposition to the original, it stands upright (rather like an Ericofon at first glance), although the keys and screen are much the same. However, the biggest different is in the holder. Not just a place to stick the handset for a charge, it accesses a fully featured digital answering machine, which can actually be accessed remotely.

Other features include the ability to store up to 250 numbers, text messaging, a selection of ring tones, an alarm clock, caller ID and an eco mode. This ChauhanStudio design is once again produced by Magicbox and is available to buy now from Argos as a single phone or a double pack. Prices start at £33.32.

Find out more at the Argos website