updated 08:10 am EDT, Wed July 4, 2007
Nokia HF-300 Speakerphone
Nokia today unveiled the company's first speakerphone. The HF-300 is built for driving and ships with a sunvisor clip to mount in a car as well as a battery to avoid requiring a car charger for every trip; the simple design is also said to work well in a home or office thanks to rubber feet that keep it steady on a desk. Intelligent power management keeps the device active for up to 20 hours of continuous talk time and also switches off the speakerphone's power when Bluetooth devices wander out of range for five minutes.
The communicator should be shipping worldwide and will work with both Nokia's handsets and any cellphone that supports the Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile, including Apple's recent iPhone. Nokia anticipates selling the phone during the summer at a price of 90 Euros ($123).