Samsung Announces New Lineup of Bluetooth Accessories
Premium Performance Headsets Enhance Hands-Free Wireless Experience
RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, today announced the availability of three new sleek, premium performance Bluetooth® headsets – the WEP870 which combines the best of two Bluetooth devices, the award-winning WEP850 and the cost-effective WEP470 – that all offer an optimized mobile experience with crystal-clear conversations.
Samsung WEP870 unites a premiere noise-cancelling Bluetooth mono headset with high-fidelity Bluetooth music streaming to premium stereo ear buds all in one device. Featuring multi-connection technology, the WEP870 can be paired simultaneously with two Bluetooth enabled devices at once. The WEP870 is a mono-style headset with chrome trim and a graphite finish that can be worn on either ear to facilitate calls or listen to music through its high fidelity earpiece. The headset also features a stereo earbud lanyard that can be attached to the headset and worn comfortably around the neck for full music enjoyment. While worn around the user’s neck, the WEP870 can still be used during phone calls. The headset’s microphone is engineered to point toward your mouth when worn on the lanyard and the call can be heard through the stereo ear buds. If while listening to music the user receives an inbound call or initiates a call, the music will gently mute during the call and return to the music streaming once the call has ended. The WEP870 features dual-microphones and active noise and echo cancellation technology that provides clear communication, as well as an intuitive LCD screen which displays battery level, call status and Bluetooth connection status.
The award-winning Samsung WEP850 is a sleek mono-style headset with a minimalistic design and premium capabilities. The WEP850 offers multipoint technology and advanced dual-microphone noise cancellation and echo reduction that eliminates unwanted background noise. Independent lab testing has proven that the WEP850’s active noise and echo cancellation is amongst the best in the industry when compared against products with pricing up to 80 percent higher.
The affordable Samsung WEP470, a small and lightweight, simple-to-use Bluetooth headset, offers superior sound with fully integrated background noise filtering and echo cancellation. Equipped with packet loss concealment technology, the WEP470 can block out background noise similar to Bluetooth products that feature dual microphone technology, but at a much better price. The WEP470 also features an LED battery level indicator, a dedicated on/off switch and a detachable crystal ear hook that can be worn on either ear for comfort.
All three headsets offer the latest version of Bluetooth technology that extends talk-time use, provides more than one week of standby time and simplifies pairing with your phone. Starting today the WEP870 will be $89.99*, the WEP850 will be $69.99* and the WEP470 will be $39.99* on Samsung’s website, www.samsung.com/accessories. For more information about Samsung’s Bluetooth accessories visit, www.samsung.com/newsroom.
*Pricing is subject to change. See www.samsung.com/accessories for all details.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
1 Based upon reported shipment data from Strategy Analytics Q1 2009 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.