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Panasonic, Amazon Team for Exclusive Phone Offers

6/19/2007 02:45:00 PM Eastern

Secaucus, N.J .— Panasonic will offer a line of colorful 2.4Hz digital cordless phones and its VoIP-enabled Globarange series exclusively through Amazon.com, the company said today.

Three 2.4GHz models — the KX-TG3031, 3021 and 6021 — can be custom ordered in three color series. The “fresh” series will feature pearl blue, pink, yellow and violet; the “bold” series will offer green, orange, red and violet and the “elegant” series will feature blue, copper, green and red.

The phones feature phone book sharing, handset speakerphone, visual ringer, handset conferencing and a 50-entry phone book. The TG3031, for a suggested $59.95, also offers a 12-minute digital answering system.

The KX-TG3021 carries a suggested retail of $49.95 and the KX-TG6021 will retail for $59.95.

Panasonic’s Globarange models will also be sold through Amazon.com. The e-tailer will offer two SKUs — a $99.95 single handset offering (BB-GT1500B) and the BB-GT1540 for $129 which offers a single handset and digital answering machine. Both models feature call waiting, caller ID and handset speakerphones.

The Globarange phones connect to a traditional landline and to a broadband router for placing calls on the “joip” network – a peer-to-peer VoIP service created exclusively for Panasonic by deltathree. Consumers using a Globarange phone and the joip service can call each other for free. The joip service also supports a number of premium features, such as number portability and E911, for an additional charge.

Since the product is designed to lure long-distance callers, Panasonic launched the phones globally in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Austria and Russia.