The Burnside Telecom Easy Answer wireless desktop phone will appear for the first time in public at the London Care Show, Olympia 7-8 October 2009. Telecare Aware report on the phone (March 2009) Mature Times review for a more detailed look. Burnside Telecom website.
Desktop wireless phone: Not the first
Most social alarms ( I can think of 2 manufacturers’) can auto answer to an incoming telephone number or be answered with a pendant so nothing very new there.