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Jabra STONE2 the POWER to take calls further

Jabra has unveiled their sequel to their popular Jabra STONE headset, they unveiled its latest Bluetooth headset which is the Jabra STONE2.

The Jabra STONE2 Bluetooth headset takes the incredible ease-of-use of the original STONE to exciting new levels.

The STONE2 headset will let you send text messages, emails, make calls, and update your Facebook page – all just by using your voice. It is the improvement on the original with an impressive feature set.

The headset tells you each caller’s number and you then simply say yes if you want to accept the call, and no if you don’t. You don’t have to look at the Jabra STONE2 headset to check battery level or the strength of the connection with your mobile phone. It will tell you just what you need to know via voice alerts. With the Jabra STONE2 everything sounds great. Dual mic technology eliminates background noise and maintains the natural sound of your voice. You will feel comfortable.

What hasn’t changed with the STONE2 is the pricing, and it’s still a hefty $129.99. It’ll land in AT&T stores from November 21.

 

Press Release:

JABRA UNVEILS BLUETOOTH HEADSET THAT ‘TALKS’ TO USERS, OFFERS COMPLETE CONTROL WITH VOICE COMMANDS

Jabra STONE2 Delivers True Wireless Freedom,
Brings a New Level of Style & Usability to Bluetooth Headsets

Nashua, NH – November 10, 2010 – Imagine sending a text message or updating your Facebook page by just using your voice? Or being able to answer and screen calls with a simple voice command? Jabra, a world leader in innovative headset solutions, today announced a ground-breaking new Voice System with the Jabra STONE2. Recently named an International CES Best of Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, the Jabra STONE2 received the top score in the Wireless Handsets Accessories category for its engineering and innovative design. The Jabra STONE2 will be available for $129.99 at AT&T* retail stores nationwide beginning November 21, 2010.

“The Jabra STONE has been a very successful product for us – both from a retail perspective through working with AT&T – as well as a consumer awareness perspective,” said Jonas Forsberg, General Manager North America, mobile division, GN Netcom, Inc. “We set out to create something so different and unique in look and design that it would appeal to all types of users. The STONE2 takes it one step further with an innovative Voice System, multimedia capabilities and optimization with a wide variety of voice enabled applications.”

The next generation of the hugely successful Jabra STONE, the STONE2 allows for truly hands-free communication while building on the success of its predecessor and featuring the same revolutionary design. The Jabra STONE2 is the first Bluetooth® headset that allows users to take calls further and easier. Innovative new features allow for easy, hands-free communication including an all-new:

– Voice Control
o Make calls using the sound of your voice (For example, “Call Dad”)
o Answer an incoming call by simply saying “Answer”
o Reject a call by saying “Ignore”

– Voice Guidance
o Hear the name of an incoming caller through the headset (For example: “Mom Cell” or “David’s Work”), exactly how you have the caller programmed into your phone. If the caller’s number isn’t saved to your phone, the headset will read out the phone number.
o A “Connected” audio alert means the STONE2 is paired with your mobile device
o The STONE2 signals a “Low Battery” audio alert when it needs to be charged. Battery levels also appear on the iPhone® to avoid guessing when the headset battery is running low
o The STONE2 talks users through an easy set-up process of pairing the headset to a mobile or smart phone (including the iPhone)

– Voice Enabled Applications
o Utilizing the Jabra World of Apps, consumers can easily and quickly find applications that fit their lifestyle and make the most of their headset experience. With third-party hands-free apps that have been hand-selected and rigorously tested to work with the Jabra STONE2 and other Jabra products, the Portal includes a robust suite of voice-enabled apps allowing users to:
§ Send text messages or emails using their voice
§ Read email messages
§ Update status on social networking sites including Facebook
§ Notify users of missed calls
§ Listen to customized music stations
§ Find a business
§ Get local traffic reports and updates

o The Jabra STONE2 iPhone app provides consumers with not only a product introduction and overview but four “solution videos.” The videos highlight everyday situations where headsets and apps can improve your lifestyle, providing real-life examples so users can chose what is best for them.

– Multimedia & More
o Play music, watch videos, listen to podcasts and get directions from GPS applications with new multimedia streaming capabilities

“The Jabra STONE2 takes everything our customers found appealing about the original STONE – design, style, portability – and adds voice communication enhancements that truly allow a user to be hands-free,” said Michael Cowan, AT&T director of accessories, AT&T Mobility & Consumer Markets. “We are pleased to work with Jabra to expand and innovate our accessories portfolio.”

With a shape like no other headset on the market, the Jabra STONE2 elegantly wraps behind the ear eliminating the standard on-face microphone and combining both style and functionality. With a new and improved fit, the STONE2 includes a choice of four “comfort-tested” and ergo-designed ear gels to provide a personalized fit for different ear shapes and sizes. In addition, the wireless portable charger functions as a compact carrying case that fits into the palm of your hand – simply plug your headset into the charger and power-up whenever and wherever you want.

The Jabra STONE2 will be available at AT&T retail stores and Att.com for a suggested retail price of $129 beginning November 21, 2010.

For more information on Jabra’s line of mobile products, visit http://www.jabra.com/buy or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/jabra_us. For an enhanced experience with Jabra products try one of the featured applications on Jabra.com/apps.

 

 

 

 

 

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Continuum has now been rolled out by Samsung Featuring a ticker display

For those who like to be continually updated with latest gadget news, headlines or what your friend is up to, then here’s an offering from Verizon Wireless. The Samsung Continuum,Featuring a dedicated Ticker Display.

It is the latest member of the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones that will going to give you a tick in a good way, that is because, the new Samsung Continuum is the world’s first phone to sport a dedicated ticker display.

Galaxy S handset optimizes user’s experience with up-to-date news. Samsung Continuum I400 is an Android 2.1-powered handset with 1GHz processor, a Super AMOLED touch screen at the top and a smaller 1.8″ 96×480 ‘ticker’ Super AMOLED display at the bottom for showing alerts and messages without having to use as much battery.

According to Samsung, the ticker was actually inspired by New York City’s, Times Square and its famous stock dicker displays. But it’s not just stocks that the ticker display shows off – but also missed notifications for calls, messages, RSS feeds, weather forecasts, time, etc.

The Ticker Display can able to display and tells you what will you do next, i.e. when your running the preloaded navigation software, the ticker display will be used to show you the next set of directions. The ticker display can also display a set of music player controls when you’re listening to music while running other apps.

This new Samsung Continuum smartphone is going to be available tomorrow through Verizon Wireless Communication Store and online websites for $199.99 after a $100 rebate with a new two customer agreement and data package.

Key features and specifications:

  • 3.4-inch Super AMOLED Main Touch Screen Display – Main display provides user-customizable homescreens and widgets in a brilliant screen display
  • 1.8-inch Interactive Super AMOLED Ticker Display – Dedicated ticker display enables zero-click access to news, social networking, sports and entertainment feeds; users can select what content they want on the ticker by selecting from menu on display
  • Grip Sensor – By touching the bottom sides of the device, the ticker display lights up to give users real-time weather, social networking services (SNS), message, IM and e-mail notification updates
  • Super AMOLED Screen Technology – Brilliant screen makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments
  • Android 2.1 platform – With support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market
  • Preloaded with Bing Maps and Bing Search
  • Full HTML Web browsing capabilities
  • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to transform their phone into a wireless modem for up to five compatible Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Advanced touchscreen gestures capabilities, including multi-touch pinch to zoom, double tap to zoom and horizontal swiping, which provides easier and quicker access to many applications, including location-based services, Web browsing and digital photos or videos
  • Multiple file formats supported, including DivX and Xvid support
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor – Produces amazing graphics, faster upload and download times, and HD-like multimedia content
  • Six-axis sensor that works with the smartphone’s accelerometer to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user is tilting the device up or down or panning the phone to the left or right
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard Featuring Swype Technology – Input text faster and in a more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder – Auto-focus and LED flash with HD video recording and playback capabilities to capture photos and videos for playback on your HD television; playback (720p) on the screen display
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 b/g/n)
  • Stereo Bluetooth® Technology – Support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar
  • Corporate Email – Supports Android Éclair Exchange ActiveSync e-mail to synchronize corporate e-mail, contacts and calendars from office e-mail accounts
  • Music player features lock screen, ticker display and quick side panel controls and 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • 8 GB microSD™ card preinstalled expandable up to 32 GB

Lifestyle features:

  • V CAST Music with Rhapsody®, V CAST Video on Demand, V CAST Song ID, Visual Voice Mail, V CAST Tones, VZ Navigator®, Mobile IM, City ID, Bing Search and Maps, and Blockbuster Application
  • Dedicated ticker displays up-to-the minute news, weather and SNS updates, as well as music player controls and incoming e-mail, IM, and text messages without interrupting the activity on the main display
  • Samsung’s Social Hub – Built around messaging, contacts and calendar sync, which allows users to send and receive information, whether it is e-mail, social network updates or SMS messages

o    Integrated Calendar information from portal calendars, on Exchange, Google Calendar™ and SNS, including Facebook®

o    Integrated Contacts syncs with Exchange, Google, Twitter and Facebook – Facebook contacts display in four categories, including Info, History (previous calls and messages), Activities (status updates and notifications on social networking sites), and Media (Facebook profile photos and photo gallery)

  • AllShare™ – Enables inter-device connectivity through Digital Living Network Alliance® (DLNA®), so users can send multimedia content wirelessly to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops
  • Daily Briefing – Instant access to weather, news, stocks and schedules
  • Write and Go – Quickly jot down an idea and later decide on a format, such as SMS/ MMS, e-mail, calendar or memo, to send or post to popular SNS sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace
  • Smart Alarm – Natural alarm sound and display automatically illuminates
  • Weather Clock – Displays current time and weather of the selected city (ability to add and select other cities)

 

 

 

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