Samsung announced today that T-Mobile will be carrying three of their Bluetooth headsets,the HM3700, HS3000 and the HM1700. This trio of headsets will be sold at T-Mobile retail locations or at T-Mobile.com.
The Samsung HM3700 is a dual Bluetooth headset with both mono and stereo modes. It is made for users who are looking to for a conventional noise-cancelling headset with the ability to stream audio. It is compatible with Samsung’s Android application, Samsung FreeSync which allows for text-to-speech messaging, caller ID services and the ability to turn on or off the Bluetooth headset functions within the application. Also included with HM3700, is a pair of premium stereo earbuds. It goes on sale today for $59.99.
The HS3000 is a clip-on stereo Bluetooth headset that also comes with a pair of premium stereo earbuds. It utilizes Samsung’s Sound Alive stereo enhancement technology, single-mic noise and echo cancellation. This new Samsung headset will also support active pairing and multi-connection technology which lets you receive calls while listening to music on your phone or any other audio device. Samsung hasn’t announced any release dates for this headset but we know that it will cost you $69.99.
The HM1700 is a mono Bluetooth headset and is the lower-end of both of the above devices. It comes with single-mic noise cancellation, wind noise reduction (up to 6 mph) and active pairing. Just like the HS3000, the Samsung HM1700 will be available in the upcoming weeks in two colors, grey and magenta, and will be priced at $39.99.
Samsung’s full press release can be found below.
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DALLAS, June 16, 2011 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No.1 mobile phone provider in the United States1, today announced the availability of three unique Bluetooth® headset offerings – the HM3700, HS3000 and HM1700 – available at Samsung.com, T-Mobile retail locations and at www.T-Mobile.com.
HM3700 – A Dual Headset Offering Android Support in a Streamlined Form Factor
The HM3700 dual Bluetooth headset packs a comprehensive, upper-tier feature set into a tight, streamlined form factor. Like the existing Samsung Modus line of headsets, the HM3700 is designed for consumers looking for a conventional noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset with the ability to stream stereo audio. While it can be worn as a mono-style headset for placing and receiving calls, the stereo-convertible HM3700 readily transforms into a stereo Bluetooth headset when connected to its included premium stereo ear buds.
Rather than simple voice prompts, the HM3700 also allows users to implement voice commands to answer and make calls. Topping off its impressive feature set with dual-mic noise and echo cancellation, multipoint technology and active pairing, the HM3700 is also fully compatible with Samsung’s own specially-designed Android application, Samsung FreeSync – equipped with several features that set it apart from other applications, including LED settings and language selection.
The FreeSync application allows for text-to-speech messaging and caller ID services and the ability to enable or disable Bluetooth headset functions through the application. Via the FreeSync application, owners of the HM3700 can receive incoming phone calls, SMS messages, email, and appointment notifications through a friendly text to speech interface that personally reads information to you. Additionally, the headset and the app work together to allow for voice command, pairing assist, multiple language support and control of various headset settings.
Key HM3700 Product Features
Mono & Stereo convertible with Sound Alive Enhanced Stereo Audio
Stereo music streaming
Samsung FreeSync Android App-compatible & Android application support
Connection Manager, Caller ID Text to Speech, Message/Schedule Reading
Voice Command & Voice Prompt
Music Voice Controls
Dual-mic noise/Echo cancellation
Advanced Multipoint Technology
Up to 6 hours of talk time/180 hours of standby time/5 hours of play time
Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR
Includes premium ear buds
HS3000 – A Clip-On Stereo Headset for Convenient, On-the-Go Entertainment
The Samsung HS3000 stereo Bluetooth headset is a must-have for those looking for a feature-rich entertainment and communication tool in one. With its convenient clip-on design, premium stereo ear buds, active pairing and multi-connection technology, users can listen to their favorite music on the go from several different devices while also never missing a phone call. The HS3000 also utilizes Sound Alive stereo enhancement technology, single-mic noise cancellation and echo cancellation to deliver superior audio quality and clarity even amid noisy surroundings.
Additionally, the HS3000 utilizes APT-X technology, an optional lossless codec that can be used in the Bluetooth Stereo profile, offering distinctive advantages over standard Bluetooth stereo when paired with an APT-X enabled mobile handset. For example, HS3000 users will experience ultra low latency, eliminating the “lip sync” issue normally seen while attempting to watch a movie via standard Bluetooth stereo codec. When enjoying music on the go, APT-X on the HS3000 will ensure low distortion, pure tonal reproduction and high fidelity frequency response, delivering a lossless transfer of music content over Bluetooth connection.
Key HS3000 Product Features
Convenient clip-on stereo headset
Sound Alive Enhanced Stereo Audio
Single-mic noise/echo cancellation
Up to 7 hours of talk time/170 hours of standby time/6 hours of play time
Bluetooth version 3.0
Includes premium stereo ear buds
HM1700 – A Full-Featured Headset as Attractive as it is Affordable
For those on the lookout for a sleek and stylish mono Bluetooth headset available at a reasonable price, the HM1700 is a standout mix of communication and fashion with features that are anything but simple. Audio features such as single-mic noise cancelling and wind noise reduction allow for significant audio improvement in the presence of wind speeds up to 6mph, while voice prompt capabilities allow this mono Bluetooth headset to keep the user informed.
In addition to sound quality, the HM1700 offers advanced multipoint technology for seamless connectivity between two Bluetooth-enabled devices. The HM1700 also features high fidelity media streaming via Mono support, ensuring stereo-quality sound from a traditional mono Bluetooth headset. This advanced feature-set in an elegant brushed metal design in two sharp color choices ensures that HM1700 users receive an upper tier headset experience at an entry tier price.
Key HM1700 Product Features
Brushed metal design
Wind noise reduction
Single-mic noise cancelling
Voice prompts in 5 languages
Mono support for music streaming capability
Automatic volume adjust
Bluetooth version 3.0
Up to 9 hours of talk time/350 hours of standby and up to 8 hrs play time
Colors: Grey, Magenta
The HM3700 is available now at www.samsung.com, T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com. The HS3000 and HM1700 will be available in the coming weeks at www.samsung.com, T-Mobile retail stores and at www.T-Mobile.com.
1Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.