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Sony Ericsson MBS-100 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Announced

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Set music free with a Bluetooth™ speaker that looks as good as it sounds

The new Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100, announced today by Sony Ericsson, is the perfect accessory for your Walkman phone or most other Bluetooth™ enabled music phones. For anyone wanting to share their music, whether at home or in the office, but avoid a series of wires and complicated set-up, the Portable Bluetooth ™ Speaker MBS-100 looks and sounds the part.

As previously seen on the MTV European website, the Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100 is the first portable speaker from Sony Ericsson able to stream music wirelessly from your phone via Bluetooth™.

“The Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100 is completely unique to the market. The quality of the sound, the design and the convenience of taking it wherever you want, makes this the perfect complement to your Walkman phone,” explains Jacob Sten, Head of PBU Accessories at Sony Ericsson. “You can listen to your favourite songs wherever you go, all you need is your phone and your MBS-100. The sound experience, coupled with the striking design makes this a must-have music accessory.”

Music on the move
Enjoy your music with powerful sound wherever you want, when you want. Connected wirelessly to your phone, this uniquely designed speaker allows you to share your favourite songs in a heartbeat.

Exceptionally easy to use; just connect your phone wirelessly with the Portable Bluetooth ™ Speaker MBS-100, eliminating the hassles of trying to connect wires, and within seconds you can enjoy the music from your phone with clear loudspeaker sound.

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Powerful Sound
The Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100 has been created for music lovers who want to enjoy and share their music anywhere. Your favourite music deserves crystal clear powerful sound, and the MBS-100 provides just that using the latest A2DP streaming technology to deliver the very best in sound quality.

Completely Portable
The compact design of the Portable Bluetooth ™ Speaker MBS-100 makes it easy to take with you. The specially designed carrying bag, included with the speaker, helps to protect it when you are on-the-move and ensure it won’t get scratched or damaged.

The MBS-100 also comes with an integrated rechargeable battery, offering up to five hours playtime on a single charge, you will have enough power to really share and enjoy your music.

Stand-out design
Sony Ericsson has topped the style stakes with this latest edition to its line up of speakers and music accessories. Design boundaries have been broken; the Portable Bluetooth ™ Speaker MBS-100 has a unique style and an understated black finish that complements the range of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones and works well with most Bluetooth™ enabled music phones.

The Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100 will be available from Q4 2007 in selected markets.

Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105
In addition to its new Portable Bluetooth™ speaker, Sony Ericsson also announces another exciting accessory today, the Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105. This pocket-sized in-car solution requires no installation and combines a sleek design with remarkable sound and performance.

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HCB-105

The HCB-105 provides a convenient way to communicate handsfree while on the road, minimising physical distractions. The Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105 attaches to your car visor via a simple clip and can be controlled using just two buttons to power on or off, answer or end calls and adjust volume.

With a talk time of up to 25 hours and a standby time of up to 700 hours, the HCB-105 lets you keep in touch, even on the longest of journeys. It is the perfect in-car solution for those that demand good looks, simplicity and extraordinary sound quality.

The Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105 will be available in selected markets from Q1 2008.

Add more to your K850 or W910
Aside from these two new accessories, Sony Ericsson can confirm that two new flagship phones, the K850 Cyber-shot™ phone and W910 Walkman phone (both announced in June), will reach the shops within October. Just in time for the Xmas rush, you can get even more from these two phones with either the Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100 or the Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105.

The W910 is an HSDPA Walkman phone that is designed for entertainment; whether music, 3D games, video, or high-speed Web access. It’s also geared to let you choose your music, your way. Select Shake control and just flick the phone to control games or skip and shuffle between tracks. Or opt for SensMe™ and discover music to match your mood and tempo.

The K850 Cyber-shot™ phone is a 5 megapixel camera phone with Auto focus and Xenon flash. It is a Tri-Band HSDPA phone for high-speed picture and video blogging and has advanced digital camera features — BestPic™, Photo fix and PictBridge.

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Technical Specifications:

General
Product Name Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100
Product Numbers 1202-2804 (EU) and 1202-2807 (UK)
Warranty Standard 1 year warranty
Packaging Box
Kit contents Portable Bluetooth™ Speaker MBS-100
Charger
Carrying Bag
User Guide
Hardware
Size (mm diameter) 100mm
Weight (g) 225g
Bluetooth version Bluetooth specification V1.2
Bluetooth chipset vendor CSR
Chipset version BC03
A2DP version 1.0
AVRCP version 1.0
Battery Type Li-lon
Capacity 900mAh
Music streaming time More than 5 hrs
Standby time More than 50 hrs
Charging time Less than 5 hrs
Output 1.5 watt
Colour Black
Compatibility Music mobile phones that support the A2DP Bluetooth™ profile
General
Product Name Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105
DPY (with Cigarette Lighter Adapter CLA-61) DPY 901700
Warranty Standard 1 year warranty
Packaging Box
Kit contents Bluetooth™ Car Handsfree HCB-105
Cigarette Lighter Adapter CLA-61
User Guide
Hardware
Size 130 x 53 x 22 mm/5.12 x 2.09 x 0.87 in
Colour Black
Number of keys 2
Battery Li-Polymer 900mAh
Performance
Talk time Up to 25 hrs
Standby time Up to 700 hrs
Compatibility
Bluetooth™ specification 2.0
Bluetooth™ profiles Headset and Handsfree

Sony Ericsson Bluetooth™ headsets are compatible with the Bluetooth™ mobile phones of both Sony Ericsson and other phone brands.} Legal Information

* Assumes 3G broadband (HSDPA) connection and the download of an average full track 4 minute song.

1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant.
2) Talk and standby times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. games. Kit contents and color options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.

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