updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue June 17, 2008
Sony Ericsson PV740
Sony Ericsson's multi-part announcements today round out with the introduction of three Bluetooth headsets. The PV740, PV720, and PV715 all have the best battery life of a headset from the company with a claimed 11-hour talk time and 800 hours of standby. All three automatically pair up with many devices and auto-adjust volume to compensate for loud rooms. The PV740 leads the range with a metal, professional-looking shell, a built-in status display, and a cradle charger.
The other two headsets cater primarily to home users, according to Sony Ericsson. The PV720 serves the style-conscious with three different faceplates and a black necklace to wear the headset outside of normal use, while the PV715 offers just the basics in a more conventional plastic body.
The company plans a staggered launch for the headsets that sees the PV720 launch first, with a worldwide debut in the summer; the PV715 and PV740 follow last with same-scale introductions in the fall. Prices haven't been announced and are likely to vary by country.
(PV740 not yet pictured)