Telus Mobility is now offering the first CDMA handset in Canada with Bluetooth technology, coincidentally, Sprint just began offering the LG-PM325, the first CDMA Bluetooth handset in the US. The Motorola V710 is packed with features, including a 1.3 megapixel camera, video capture, 16MB internal memory and expandable memory up to 128MB with Trans Flash and support for MP3 playback. The V710 will be available immediately, but it will cost ya $450 CAD or $300 with a plan.
They are also offering free HS820 Blueooth headsets to the first customers that purchase the V710 and activate it online at hellomoto.com.
See press release below.
TELUS Mobility and Motorola launch Canada’s first CDMA Bluetooth enabled wireless phone
Feature-rich flip phone includes megapixel camera, video, speakerphone and MP3 player
Motorola, Inc. and TELUS Mobility today launched the Motorola V710, a feature-rich wireless flip phone equipped with Bluetooth capability, a high-resolution 1.3 Megapixel camera, video capture and playback, optional expandable memory card, and an integrated MP3 player.
Exclusively available from TELUS Mobility, the Motorola V710 is the first Bluetooth wireless phone available in Canada that operates on the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, the North American wireless standard used for TELUS Mobility’s national PCS network.
“With its advanced video and picture messaging capabilities, MP3 player and Bluetooth capability, the Motorola V710 provides our clients with an ideal balance of productivity and fun,” said Robert Blumenthal, vice president of products and services at TELUS Mobility. “It’s the perfect addition to our line-up of cool and exclusive wireless devices for the holiday season.”
The Motorola V710’s integrated hands-free speakerphone and independent speech recognition provide hands-free mobility and the flexibility of holding conference calls while on the go. With optional Bluetooth Motorola accessories, clients can use wireless headsets or link with a personal computer to synchronize contact lists and calendars, check e-mail or send text messages.
“The launch of the Motorola V710 gives TELUS Mobility clients across Canada access to the power of Bluetooth technology,” says Michael Hortie, Vice President and General Manager, Motorola Canada. “This is an ideal wireless phone both for business professionals and for those seeking a versatile multimedia and entertainment device.”
The Motorola V710 delivers multimedia features, advanced connectivity technology and high-quality, easy-to-use voice and speaker functionality. Features include:
– Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology
– Video capture and playback: Record video clips up to three minutes in length
– Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
– Picture caller ID
– Picture and video messaging
– Integrated speakerphone
– Voice recognition: Connect with clients or colleagues by simply speaking their name
– Expandable Memory: Allows users to purchase an additional 128MB of extra storage
– Integrated MP3 player: Play MP3 files or access polyphonic ringtones
– Large 260K colour TFT display
The Motorola V710 is available from TELUS Mobility across Canada for as little as $299.99 on a three-year contract ($449.99 for those opting for month-to-month service). Additional accessories can be purchased from TELUS Mobility retailer locations or online at telusmobility.com and motorola.ca.
As an introductory promotion, the first 710 clients who purchase and activate a Motorola V710 from TELUS Mobility can register online at hellomoto.com or motorola.ca to receive a HS820 Bluetooth headset at no charge.