Panasonic announces 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. It will be available at Amazon.com and major retailers nationwide this month.
"Until now, businesspeople and consumers have had to manage their cell phone and home or home office phone directories separately or at best, transfer phonebook entries one at a time, which is time-consuming," said Bill Taylor, President of Panasonic Communications Company of North America. "With the KX-TG9382T, even a 600-name phonebook transfers in just a few minutes, so it's easier than ever to keep your contacts at your fingertips."
To transfer a cell phone address book of up to 600 entries, simply select the "Phonebook Transfer" option from the KX-TG9382T's menu screen, and then follow the instructions for phonebook transfer onto a Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. The 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.
Additionally, 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.
This two-line phone was designed for home-based businesses as well as residential consumers. It offers DECT 6.0 performance, is Energy Star certified, includes a 40-minute 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, model KX-TGA939T, available individually at an SRP of $79.