Nokia announces trio of Bluetooth headsets

Jan 04 2006 - 11:25 AM ET | Accessories, Backpage, Bluetooth, CES, Nokia

CES 2006 - Joining Motorola in announcing Bluetooth accessories, Nokia has debuted three new wireless headsets. Noted in the press release was that Nokia believes 2006 will be a great year for Bluetooth equipped phones, increasing to 220 million units from 133 million last year.

Weighs only 9 grams and is Nokia's lightest headset ever. It's also the companies first Bluetooth 2.0 headset. Battery life is quoted at 6 hours of talktime and 120 hours of standby. Look for it in Q2 for around $140.

Twice the weight of the BH-800, but the 900 supports push-to-talk over Bluetooth. The battery should last for 8 hours of talking or 180 hours of waiting. Should ship in Q1 for $100

More entry level than the 800 and 900, the BH-200 is designed to be simple and only has a function key. The battery will last for 5.5 hours of talk or 150 hours of standby. Should ship in Q1 for $55.