Logitech Wireless Hub for the PC Supports Latest Bluetooth Devices from Leading Vendors of Mobile Phones, PDAs and Headsets
REMONT, Calif. - December 10, 2003 - Logitech (NASDAQ: LOGI) (Switzerland: LOGN) today announced that its wireless hub for the PC supports the latest Bluetooth® phones from Sony Ericsson and Nokia; new PDAs from Toshiba, HP, and palmOne; as well as hands-free headsets from Sony Ericsson, Motorola and Nokia. Customers who purchase any of these new state-of-the-art mobile communications products can automatically take full advantage of Logitech's recently introduced wireless hub - which bridges their PC and Bluetooth mobile devices - and the Logitech Mobile Bluetooth Headset. Logitech offers the wireless hub as part of a Bluetooth product lineup that includes the Logitech® MX 900 Bluetooth® Mouse as well as two new keyboard-and-mouse combination products, the stylish and widely acclaimed diNovo Media Desktop and the Cordless Desktop® MX for Bluetooth®.
With a Logitech wireless hub, the PC becomes a control center for Bluetooth mobile devices, enabling convenient synchronization between the PC and the calendars and address books that reside on a mobile phone or PDA. The Logitech wireless hub also integrates PC and mobile phone technologies to provide greater flexibility for voice and messaging communications - including the ability to use the PC to receive and respond to text messages sent to a Bluetooth mobile phone.
To help owners of these Bluetooth mobile devices achieve the best-possible experience with their new product and take advantage of the promise of the Bluetooth wireless technology, Logitech has developed a Web site to provide the latest information on compatibility and how to set up Bluetooth devices with a PC. Logitech's Bluetooth resource center can be found at www.logitech.com/bluetooth
"Logitech is using the universal connectivity benefits of Bluetooth to provide a hub for exchanging information between a PC and mobile devices, without the use of cords or wires," said David Henry, senior vice president and general manager of Control Devices at Logitech. "We're committed to building a high-quality user experience into our Bluetooth products, which in turn enables users of the leading new Bluetooth devices to immediately realize the enhanced benefits of their new communications products."
Logitech's wireless hub has added support for the following new Bluetooth devices:
- Nokia: 6600, 6650
- SonyEricsson: T616, Z600, P900
- Tungsten T2, T3 from palmOne
- HP: iPAQ H1930, H1940, H2210, H4150, H4350
- Toshiba: e750
- Sony Ericsson, HBH-20, HBH-30, HBH-65, HBH-200,
- Motorola HS810
The Logitech wireless hub allows these compatible Bluetooth devices to connect to the PC to perform the following tasks:
- Print wirelessly to Bluetooth capable printers from the desktop PC.
- Wirelessly synchronize information (e.g., address book, calendar) stored on a mobile phone or PDA with a desktop PC.
- Manage Short Message Service (SMS) messages directly from a PC with the bundled Logitech Mobile Phone Suite for Bluetooth. The onscreen SMS notification feature keeps continuous communications simple by providing the ability to use the PC to respond to messages sent to the mobile phone. For a complete list of phones supported by Mobile Phone Suite please refer to www.logitech.com/bluetooth/howto.
- Download pictures from a camera-equipped, Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone to a PC.
- Use a Bluetooth wireless headset with the PC. A Bluetooth wireless headset with the PC allows people to use voice with instant messenger applications, listen to streaming audio or converse using a voice-over-IP application - with a wireless range of 30 feet from the PC.
Logitech diNovo Media Desktop, Cordless Desktop MX for Bluetooth and the MX900 Bluetooth mouse are all compatible with the Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP operating systems. Devices Supported by Logitech Mobile Bluetooth Headset
The Logitech® Mobile Bluetooth® Headset is compatible with all Bluetooth equipped mobile phones using both the headset profile and the hands-free profile. Availability and Pricing
The Logitech diNovo Media Desktop - $249.95 U.S., 299.99; Cordless Desktop MX for Bluetooth - $179.95 U.S., 199.99 and MX900 Bluetooth Mouse - $99.95 U.S., 119 are now available in retail outlets and online at www.logitech.com
. The Logitech Mobile Bluetooth Headset is also available at retail outlets and online for $99.95 U.S., 99.99.
"Logitech is an important associate member of the Bluetooth SIG. Their commitment to the technology is evident in their continuing development of innovative products and their promotion of the technology," said Mike McCamon, executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
"Logitech is an industry leader, and their support of Bluetooth wireless technology bodes well for the future of the technology and speaks volumes of its maturity and stabilization."About Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is revolutionizing the personal connectivity market by providing freedom from wired connections. It is a specification for a small-form factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology and bringing it to market. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter group companies 3Com, Agere, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia and Toshiba, and thousands of Associate and Adopter member companies. About Logitech
Founded in 1981, Logitech designs, manufactures and markets personal interface products that enable people to effectively work, play, and communicate in the digital world. With corporate headquarters through its U.S. subsidiary in Fremont, California, and regional headquarters through local subsidiaries in Switzerland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, Logitech International is a Swiss public company traded in Switzerland on the Swiss Stock Exchange (LOGN) and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market System (LOGI). The company has manufacturing facilities in Asia and offices in major cities in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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