Why we started this project?
Telephone was invented in 1876. Since then, it has been the world’s most widely
used and most reliable communication tool.
it seems that the advancement of the telephone has been extremely slow for the
past few decades. However, cellphones have garnered an incredible evolution in
the same time period. As a result, cellphones outnumber telephones by a
we observed this disproportionate advancement, we believe our landline
telephone users deserve a better device! A telephone also belongs to 21st
century, so we began this project two years ago. We planned our features very
diligently, and as we went, we discovered that this telephone can do much more.
With our first prototypes, we came to CES 2012. We were widely acknowledged by
visitors and peer exhibitors. To our surprise, we even won an award: The
International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards. This
truly inspired my entire team and me to continue with our project.
HFC Canna is a telephone, a
very smart telephone, the telephone of next generation. It is NOT only a smart telephone. It is a versatile smart platform which can be used in many places and occasions.
Please refer our preliminary user manual for details.
How does HFC Canna work with my cellphone? What is the benefit of doing it?
HFC Canna connects your cellphone via bluetooth. It can receive calls from your cellphone. It, also, can make phone calls through your cellphone.
There are a few advantages by doing so:
1. It is radiation-free from HFC Canna's handset, 100% green calls. This is helpful for people making a lot of calls!
2. You will enjoy our innovative call services mentioned below.
3. If signal is not good in your room or office (it happens), you can put your cellphone near a window and you can make phone calls at your desk using HFC Canna.
forms of telephone come with HFC Canna?
have the following types of HFC Canna to offer:
We have two forms of cases, a 7 inch and a 10 inch. We have three forms of PCB boards, original 1.2 GHz CPU, QUAD core 1.8 GHz CPU, and QUAD core 1.8 GHz CPU with DECT 6.0. Therefore, we can offer you six (6) types of variations.
HFC Canna 7 inch model.
HFC Canna 10 inch model.
The products we offer are:
A. HFC Canna S0-7, a standalone smart telephone, original version.
B. HFC Canna S0-10, a standalone smart telephone, original version.
C. HFC Canna S1-7, a standalone
smart telephone with a QUAD core CPU and Android 4.2
D. HFC Canna S1-10, a standalone smart telephone with a QUAD core CPU and Android 4.2
E. HFC Canna S2-7, a standalone smart telephone with a QUAD core CPU and Android 4.2. This version supports DECT 6.0.
F. HFC Canna S2-10, a standalone smart telephone with a QUAD core CPU and Android 4.2. This version supports DECT 6.0.
See below for detailed technical specifications.
innovative communication functions does HFC Canna offer?
Our smart communications software benefits you for
household use & business applications
- Advanced digital answer machine
- AUTO REDIAL -- Auto redial will redial until the
call is answered or until reaching pre-set time frame.
- Auto Hang-up – the phone is automatically back to
normal functions when it detects a busy signal
Convenient phone dialing functions give you a
superior experience. A menu with 6 tabs will appear on the screen when you
press the hands-free key or pick up the handset. The tabs include:
- SEARCH (Search local contacts)
- KEYPAD ( "0 to 9”, “* and #", and “Delete” key)
- CALL HISTORY (Missed Calls, Incoming Calls and
- MOST CALLED (The most frequently called numbers
- URGENT CALL Setup(Using an emergency contact list
created by the user, e.g. 911)
During phone calls, there are 9 tabs to enhance
users’ call experience. The tabs are
- MAIN (showing the photo of contact, phone number,
and functional keypad including “Mute”, “Dial Panel”, “Hands Free”, “Record”,
“Hold”, “Contact”, “Hang-up” and “Delete” keys)
- KEYPAD (to operate the phone)
- CALL RECORDS (Call history list
of the contact including missed calls, incoming calls and outgoing calls )
- CALLER INFO (detailed info about the contact)
- LOCATION/MAP (shows the contact’s location)
- WEATHER ( weather info
at the contact’s location);
- CALL NOTES (contact can take notes
during the call that will be saved along with the call record)
- CALENDAR (Add event and set alarm reminder)
- INTERNET BROWSER (Allows you to browse the Internet
during a call)
Advanced Digital Answering Machine
- Customizable greetings to a contact or a group
- There are three ways to make and/or select a greeting:
1. Default– Factory
2. PersonalRecordings -You
can record unique voice greetings
3. Voice over
text – You can type a
text and Canna will convert into a greeting with
many possible different
- You can assign a greeting to a contact so each
contact may hear a customized greeting
- Voice mails are stored in MP3 files so you can
store, mail, and share the files
- The Canna can send you an email to notify when you
got a voice message
Complete Call Records
- HFC defines a new concept of “Complete Call Record” which
- Call details as you may see from you smart cell phones
- Call recording which you may record during the conversation (if
there is any)
- Call note which you may take during a phone conversation (if
there is any)
you make a phone call using HFC Canna?
There are several ways to initiate a call by using the HFC Canna
- Press the
speaker phone button;
- From a call
- From the page
of your Commonly Called Numbers;
- From the
enclosed Yellow Page app.
How do you receive a phone call using HFC Canna?
When a phone
call comes in, you will first see the following screen.
From this screen, you will know who
the caller is, from where, who is the carrier, and a map of the caller’s
location is set as the background.
From here, you have four options:
phone call by lifting your handset;
“Answer” to use the speaker phone ;
3.If you don’t
want to take the call at the moment, you can press “Hang Up”;
4.Directly put the call to the answering
machine by pressing “Answering Machine”.
HFC Canna’s innovative services during a call?
can use our innovative 9-tab services during a call to provide information you
1.“Mute” your microphone so the other party will not hear what you are
saying for privacy while you can still hear the other party.
2.You may record the conversation by using the “Record” button. Once you
press the “Record” button, it becomes blue and a timer starts running to give
you indication how long the recording is lasting.
3.“Dial Panel” leads you to “Keypad” tab.
4.“Holding” holds the phone call that both parties cannot hear from each
5.“Handsfree” opens speaker phone.
6.“Contact” leads you to “Caller Info” tab
Keypad gives you a dial panel to call extensions or
You will see call record listing of this particular
contact while on the phone.
This will give you detailed information of this
contact if you saved this person as a contact, just like you normally would on
Location/Map will bring a map of where the caller’s
phone is registered. If the caller is
using a cell phone, the map will NOT show where the caller is at under this
release. You can zoom and/or drag the
Same as in “Location/Map” tab, “Weather” tab will
give you weather info of where the caller’s phone is register.
“Call Notes” give you notepad to type in any info,
such as phone numbers, address, etc., during the phone conversation so you
would not lose them. The notes you took will be saved as part of your call
record. You can view the notes later when you access the call record.
You can also access your calendar during the
conversation. This way, you can view your existing events and/or book your new
events. You can access your other call history by date from this calendar. You
may also make a scheduled call from here.
Last, you can browse the Internet during a
Advanced Digital Answering Machine work?
machine is one of many exciting innovations of this HFC Canna.
1.You will get a notification email upon setup if you get a voice message.
The actual voice mail is sent as an attachment of the email so you would not
miss a single one no matter where you are on the earth;
2.Greetings can be customized to different contacts so each one may hear an
3.Greetings can be personal recordings or converted from a text (see
below) so non-native speaker would always have native greetings;
4.All greetings and voice messages are stored locally in MP3 format;
5.There are no limit of how long a message can be recorded or how many
messages are allowed. We have three possible type of storage to choose from: a)
an internal 4GB storage, b) optional SD card up to 32GB (SD card is not
included), and c) optional USB drive storage so you have plenty space to store
you voice message, phone recordings, and contacts.
What do we mean by "Smart Photo Frame"?
Digital photo frames are used
much more often than before due to their capacity to hold thousands of photos
and its ability to display photos in artistic ways. There are, however,
drawbacks. The most notable one is to get photos and copy them into the photo
We utilize Instagram to overcome this difficulty. We
designed a special photo frame within the HFC Canna which allows you to login
into your Instagram account. Once you’re logged in, this photo frame will
automatically download photos of the person(s) you follow. You can setup the
photo frame to view albums of an individual of your choice or the photos of all
the people you follow. We will download geo information and other comments of
the photos. You have options to view this extra info with the photos.
This way, if you give a HFC
Canna to your parents or grandparents as a gift, they will see new photos of you, their friends, children, and grandchildren on daily basis without having any effort
or problem. Everything is done automatically and effortlessly.
the HFC video surveillance work?
The HFC video surveillance is a
casual yet sophisticated way to let you view what is going on inside and around
your house. You can see camera images via the HFC Canna when you are at home, or
you may view them through your smartphone when you’re away.
You can place a camera before
your front door so you can see who is coming without approaching to the door.
The camera has motion sensing capabilities. HFC video surveillance will alert
you by popping up live video stream on HFC Canna or sending you a snap shot to
your cellphone if you are away. The same
will happen if you place cameras in and around your house. HFC video surveillance allows you to turn on
cameras inside your house when you are away and you view the feed from your
An example of integrated usage
of the HFC Surveillance system would be putting a camera in your nursery or child’s
room. Activities of your children can then be monitored remotely.
We will launch a separate
project for HFC Smart Camera. The specially designed cameras have the following
characteristics: Imitating the shapes of household items e.g. books, cups,
vases etc., Have the video stream encrypted from end to end so your privacy is
protected at maximum level; 3. Detect a number of behaviors using patented
technology: smoke, fire, motion, falling of a person (especially useful for solitary
we have been and where we're at
We have been working
on the smart telephone project for over 2 years now. This is our very first prototype.
Then it looked like this.
Our working prototype’s first public debut
was on 2012 CES. We started with a 7” model and added a 10” one to provide
more benefits to end users, especially better photo viewing. We have been added
more features and been integrated more services into HFC Canna since then.
The HFC Canna that
you see in the video is a real working prototype.
Even though our
first generation HFC Canna S0 is still the smartest telephone, we did not stop
here. We are making progress to create better, smarter, and faster telephones.
Now we are close to finishing our projects. The following is our tentative schedule for upcoming months.
With your support,
we can finally bring the HFC Canna to customers worldwide. While we're very
close to entering mass production for our S1 and beyond, your contribution will help fund:
- Production final
- Large component order
- Global certifications
Your support is greatly appreciated! To express our sincere gratefulness, we will do the followings:
1. Add each everyone's name into our acknowledgement section of the telephone so your name will be memorized;
2. Send us a picture or photo of 1024 by 600. We will use it as one of the booting image. So your telephone will display the picture or photo when it reboots every time.
These offers will not be available for our commercial release.