Motorola Announces “H17txt with MotoSpeak” Bluetooth Headset

Motorola to deliver improved text-to-speech capabilities and encourage responsible driving with new headset


Motorola, Inc., the world leader in Bluetooth headsets, today announced
H17txt with MotoSpeak, a Bluetooth headset designed to keep
you connected and responsible – on and off the road. The new headset was created
to optimize the text-to-speech technology and experience, which, when paired
with an application, reads text messages (SMS) into the headset, in real time.
Plus, you have the added ability to customize an automated response and
automatically enable text-to-speech when the headset is powered on. H17txt with
MotoSpeak will be available starting April 1
through Verizon Wireless.

"Motorola continues to promote responsible driving, by helping users keep
their hands on the wheels and eyes on the road, no matter what comes in on their
mobile phone," said Wayne White, corporate vice
president, Companion Products, Motorola Mobile Devices. "H17txt with
MotoSpeak reflects an enhancement in Bluetooth connectivity where
consumers are able to stay connected in a more responsible way."

Customers can download the text-to-speech application to their smartphone
from multiple application stores, including Android Market, by simply searching
for "MotoSpeak." Users can enable the application on their cell phone and, when
paired with H17txt with MotoSpeak, automatically hear their text
messages through their headset. In addition to quickly and clearly converting
text-to-speech, additional features include:

  • Easy on: Text messages will automatically be played over your H17txt
    with MotoSpeak every time your headset is activated.
  • Incoming text message sender ID: Always be in the know about who in
    your phonebook is trying to text you without having to take your hands off the
    wheel with sender ID announcements.
  • Auto-response message: Determine if you want to send an automated
    text message to callers informing them that you are driving and will call back
    when available or pick a more personalized message to send.  
  • Translates 150 text acronyms: Acronyms such as lol, btw and l8r are
    translated when the text message is read aloud, so you will never miss the
    meaning of a message.

When paired with any Bluetooth-compatible phone, such as DROID by Motorola,
H17txt with MotoSpeak also allows for turn-by-turn
directions to be heard only by the driver, not everyone else in the car. Plus,
voice prompts audibly update you on battery level, mute status, how to connect
for the first time and more. With this enhanced headset, you can even listen to
streaming media, music, videos and games – all hands-free.

H17txt with MotoSpeak availability:

The Motorola H17txt with MotoSpeak Bluetooth headset will be
available in the U.S. beginning April 1 at Verizon
Wireless Communications stores and online.


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