Panasonic launches Worlds first Bluetooth enabled landline telephone

Panasonic today announced the first-ever landline telephone that enables users to transfer their cell phone contacts (up to 600 names and numbers) to its built-in directory via Bluetooth. To transfer a cell phone address book of up to 600 entries, simply select the Phonebook Transfer option from the Panasonic KX-TG9382T’s menu screen, and then follow the instructions for phonebook transfer onto a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The Panasonic KX-TG9382T’s menu screen displays each entry as it quickly and automatically transfers each phonebook entry in alphabetical order, allowing users to track progress. The base unit can be paired with any Bluetooth-enabled headset so users can keep the conversation going in comfort while leaving hands free to write, type, or flip through files.

Panasonic KX-TG9382T two-line phone is designed for home-based businesses as well as residential consumers. It offers DECT 6.0 performance, is Energy Star certified, includes a 40-mintue digital answering machine, three-line conferencing capability, Silent Mode, and has a keypad and speakerphone on the base unit and handsets. The KX-TG9381T (base unit and one cordless handset) carries a suggested retail price of $169.95 and the KX-TG9382T (base unit bundled with two cordless handsets) carries an SRP of $229.95. The system can be expanded to include up to six handsets, available individually at an SRP of $79.