Palm Certifies mVox MV900 Portable Bluetooth and USB Speakerphone for Treo 700W and Treo 650 Smartphones

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Cupertino, Calif., Feb. 13, 2006 ? mVox, a leading provider of intelligent, hands-free voice interface devices for Bluetooth enabled phones and PC VoIP applications, today announced that Palm has certified its flagship MV900 Bluetooth wireless portable speakerphone for use with its Treo 700w and Treo 650 smartphones. Palm and mVox conducted a series of quality, performance, compatibility, and usability tests in order to obtain official Palm certification.

The palm-sized MV900 turns the Treo 700w and Treo 650 into a portable, powerful speakerphone and is ideal for commuters and mobile professionals to make hands-free calls on the go. It features voice command dialing and memory presets for true hands-free communication. The 120 dB speaker volume and small array microphone technology allow Treo 700w and Treo 650 users to enjoy loud and clear phone conversations while driving on noisy highways. In addition to Bluetooth connectivity, the MV900 is also a plug-and-play USB speakerphone, facilitating high quality VoIP calls on Treo smartphones or laptops using Internet telephony applications such as Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo IM, and DialPad.

?To receive Palm certification is an incredible validation for our product design and industry-leading voice interface technology,? said Sally Li, VP of Marketing. ?The MV900 is the ideal companion for Treo smartphones as many users are having difficulties hearing and being heard in noisy environments. Its superior full duplex and distant voice pick-up capability make it the best portable conference phone of its kind. The MV900/Treo combo makes mobile conversations a safer, more natural, and enjoyable hands-free experience.?

About mVox MV900

The MV900 is the industry?s smallest, clearest, and loudest Bluetooth and USB speakerphone with 120dB peak volume. It integrates mVox?s patent pending DSP and voice interface technologies featuring state-of-the art technical advancements, including:

  • Highly-integrated mixed signal processor, also known as Application Specific Signal Processor
  • Advanced Small Array Microphone (SAM) technology
  • Speaker-independent continuous voice command recognition enables one touch dialing
  • Best acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) of its kind with ability to manage serious non-linear echo with superior noise suppression
  • Superior full duplex two way communication
  • Far-field voice pick up
  • Speaker volume is up to 120 dB, the loudest in its class

The MV900 is available today with an MSRP of $160. At only 2.5 ounces and abut the size of a deck of cards, the built-in lithium ion battery supports a continuous talk time of four hours and standby time up to 200 hours. The MV900 package includes a free earphone worth $20 for private conversations. It also comes with a useful car sun visor clip and neck strap.

The Palm Treo 700w smartphone is powered by the new Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The Palm Treo 650 smartphone runs the latest Palm OS 5.4. Both smartphones combine mobile computing functionality including email, organizer, messaging, Web access, MP3, digital camera, video, and other productivity applications.

About mVox Technologies, Inc.

mVox develops and markets portable, intelligent, high-performance voice interface devices, such as smart speaker headsets and Bluetooth/USB dual-mode speakerphones for road warriors, business professionals, and everyday consumers.

Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley, mVox holds industry-leading patents on small array microphone voice interface technologies, which combine superior acoustic echo cancellation, noise suppression, and far-field voice pickup. The combination of these cutting-edge technologies enables natural flow, full duplex communications even in the noisiest environments, and makes mobile voice communications loud and clear. This leads to enhanced productivity, mobility, and an overall more pleasant user experience. mVox is at the forefront of enabling hands-free communication, having launched the industry?s smallest Bluetooth/USB dual-mode speakerphone for cell phones in 2005.

mVox is partnered with major mobile device, infrastructure, and communication manufacturers including Palm, Avaya, and Skype. mVox products are available and supported through mVox.com and national and international retailers, including palm.com, RadioShack, amazon.com, and hellodirect.com. For more information, visit www.mvox.com.

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