Product Launch by Todd Haselton on Thursday April 01, 2010.
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Today Motorola announced a new Bluetooth headset, the H17txt with MotoSpeak.
The headset takes advantage of a MotoSpeak application that can be downloaded from smartphone application stores, such as the Android Market. MotoSpeak will allow you to hear your text messages through the H17txt, so that you don't have to fumble with your phone while driving. The device also announces who is trying to text you with "sender ID," and can automatically respond with a text that lets your friends know that you're driving. The automatic text can also be customized. MotoSpeak is capable of translating 150 acronyms such as "lol" and "btw" and will also relay turn-by-turn directions through the headset.
For eliminating background noise, the headset also has Motorola's CrystalTalk built-in, which uses two microphones to keep calls clear.
The device will be available through Verizon Wireless beginning on April 1, 2010.
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