January 8, 2002
Bluetooth™ Car Kit and Headset Accessories by Motorola On Display at CES 2002 Bluetooth™ Pavilion Motorola (NYSE: MOT) today introduced the company's Bluetooth™ hands-free car kit, combining high-quality audio performance and voice recognition with the latest Bluetooth™ technology. This wireless car accessory delivers universal interoperability with any other 1.1 Bluetooth™ handset, and takes the world of hands- free convenience to a new level. The Bluetooth™ hands-free car kit, a CES Innovations Honoree, is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2002 in the Bluetooth™ Pavilion (booth #15447-C).
Bluetooth™ technology enables a car to adapt the functionality of a device, like a wireless phone, to an auto environment. With that ability, a consumer talking on their mobile phone that uses Bluetooth™ technology can enter the car, at which point the conversation would automatically transition from the phone to the hands-free car system.
With the new Bluetooth™ hands-free car kit by Motorola installed, consumers can simply start the car and the car kit automatically connects securely to their mobile phone with Bluetooth™ technology. The phone can be within thirty feet of the car kit -- on a belt, in a purse or anywhere in the car -- and no wires or cords are needed to make the connection. The Bluetooth™ hands-free car kit by Motorola provides consumers with an additional 100 voice activation numbers and is also compatible with phones that don't support voice recognition. Drivers can use simple verbal commands to place calls, bringing true hands-free convenience to the user. In addition, the car kit also features echo cancellation and mic noise cancellation for outstanding performance.
"During 2002, many states are expected to consider hands-free mobile phone legislation. Motorola continues to develop technology to expand its existing portfolio of products that enhance the driving experience for consumers," said Ken Wasko, general manager, Companion Products and Accessories Group, Motorola's Personal Communications Sector. "The new Bluetooth™ hands-free car kit by Motorola is designed to help drivers fulfill their primary responsibility -- driving safely -- while offering convenient features and the latest in cutting-edge wireless technology. These Bluetooth™ accessories lay the foundation for consumers to evolve along with the technology, as future devices and applications arrive."
Also on display in the CES 2002 Bluetooth(TM) Pavilion will be the Bluetooth(TM) headset by Motorola, also a CES Innovations Honoree. The Bluetooth(TM) headset by Motorola provides high-quality hands- free, wireless headset-to-handset compatibility. It is a model of efficiency, offering hands-free, wireless connections between most phones that utilize Bluetooth(TM) wireless technology.
Pricing and Availability
The Bluetooth(TM) hands-free car kit by Motorola is expected to be available in Q2 2002, and the Bluetooth(TM) headset is expected to be available in Q1 of 2002. The Bluetooth(TM) headset by Motorola has an MSRP of $199.00. For more information, please visit the Motorola Web site at www.motorola.com .
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