Sony Ericsson today announced a discreet and sophisticated new Bluetooth™ handsfree, the HBH-200. It is neat and lightweight yet offers functionality such as displaying name or number of the caller and handsfree call handling, making it one of the smartest Bluetooth handsfree devices on the market. The HBH-200 is targeted towards frequent mobile phone users who are often on the move and want a good looking but efficient wireless handsfree solution. It will be in shops Q4 2003.
The HBH-200 consists of a small control unit which can be clipped onto the users’ clothes or worn in a lanyard around the neck. The small earpiece connects to the unit with a thin wire which also hosts the microphone. With this solution users can have a light earpiece and still enjoy wireless handsfree functionality.
The display on the control unit lights up when call comes in and shows the name or number of the caller and can also show the call list, which is synchronized with the telephone. This makes it easy to call any number on the call list by a few button presses on the HBH-200. Calls can also be made by using voice control; most calls can be made while the phone remains in a pocket, bag or suitcase. The HBH-200 can generate ring signals both from the control unit and in the earpiece, so there is no risk of missing a call if the phone is tucked away.
HBH-200 has been equipped with the Bluetooth Headset and Handsfree profiles, and therefore can be used with a majority of the Bluetooth enabled phones on the market. The HBH-200 has talk time up to 3.5 hours and standby time up to 70 hours and weighs only 33 grams.
“Sony Ericsson has the widest portfolio of Bluetooth enabled phones and Bluetooth accessories on the market and with the HBH-200 is an important addition to our offering, providing stylishness and smartness in a neat package,” says Ulf Persson, Corporate Vice President Accessories at Sony Ericsson.