VoIP provider Skype and Motorola today announced a new bundled kit which will provide Skype users Bluetooth accessibility through laptop or PC. The Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit, which consists of Motorla’s H500 Bluetooth Headset and PC850 PC Adapter, is on sale now for $99.99.
The Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit, said Motorola, is the â€œfirst Skype-certified Bluetooth headset solution in Americaâ€. It includes 30 free SkypeOut minutes so users can make Skype calls to mobile and landline phones without additional charges. Users plug in the Motorola PC850 PC Adapter to equip traditional laptops and PCs with Bluetooth technology, load the required software onto the PC and follow a step- by-step procedure to establish the cordless connection between the PC and Motorola H500 headset.
The headset, which offers up to eight hours of talk time, can talk up to 30 feet away from a Bluetooth-enabled PC. Skype users can also have calls automatically forwarded to their compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones when away from the PC and use the Motorola H500 Headset to wirelessly conduct cord-free conversations on their mobile phone.
“Motorola and Skype are combining the power of Internet telephony with Bluetooth technology, redefining the ways that consumers can stay in touch,” said Bruce Hawver, vice president and general manager, Motorola, Inc., Companion Products. “Multi-taskers will be impressed with the streamlined communications, using the Motorola H500 Bluetooth Headset for either wire-free mobile or Internet-based calls.”
“By working with Motorola, we’re delivering products that make Skype more accessible to consumers and businesses,” said Niklas Zennstrom, Skype CEO and co-founder. “The Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit is the first Skype- recommended Bluetooth solution in America, reinforcing our mission to evolve the Skype solution beyond the desktop for on-the-go communications.”