I just popped over to ShopBlackBerry (RIM’s Accessory Store) to see what they had to offer, only to find RIM’s new Bluetooth headset. The new BlackBerry HS-500 headset features a newer smaller design, with background noise reduction and great price point. This product is listed on ShopBlackBerry for $79.99 USD / $89.99 CAD, however its listed as Coming Soon and is not yet available for purchase.
Get the freedom of hands-free calling with the easy-to-use BlackBerryÂ® Wireless Headset HS-500. With the simple touch of a button, you can answer, end, and mute calls, or activate voice dialing, even while you’re juggling your keys and coffee in the morning. Plus, the volume automatically adjusts and background noise is reduced, so your calls and turn-by-turn directions can be heard loud and clear in noisy environments. With the quality and performance you expect from a BlackBerryÂ® product, the BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-500 fits your life so you can hit the road with confidence.
- Call control button – control calling features like, answer, end, mute and voice activated dialing with the press of a button
- Automatic volume control and noise cancelation – hear and be heard loud and clear in noisy environments
- Works with selected third-party GPS mapping applications – listen to turn-by-turn directions
So did RIM officially announce this headset? or did they sneak it by everyone?