Panasonic DECT Phone Boasts Bluetooth

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CEDIA Expo 2009 Atlanta - Panasonic today introduced a DECT 6.0 telephone system that enables users to transfer up to 600 cellphone contacts to its built-in directory via Bluetooth.

The two-line phone, model KX-TG9382T, is Energy Star certified, includes a 40-minute digital answering machine, three-line conferencing capability, Silent mode, and has a keypad and speakerphone on the base unit and handsets.

Additionally, the base unit can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled headset for hands-free use.

A Phonebook Transfer option on the phone's menu screen walks a user through the process, displaying each entry as it is automatically transferred in alphabetical order, allowing users to track progress.

"Until now, businesspeople and consumers have had to manage their cellphone and home or home-office phone directories separately or, at best, transfer phonebook entries one at a time, which is time-consuming," said Bill Taylor, president of Panasonic Communications Company of North America. "With the KX-TG9382T, even a 600-name phonebook transfers in just a few minutes, so it's easier than ever to keep your contacts at your fingertips."

A base unit with one cordless handset (KX-TG9381T) has a suggested retail of $169. The two-handset/base station bundle (KX-TG9382T) will be $229. The system can be expanded to include up to six handsets (KX-TGA939T, at $79 each.)

It will be available at and major retailers nationwide this month.

More information on Panasonic telephones is available here.


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