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Nokia's HS-12W Wireless Stereo Headset

Peter Rojas
Nokia HS-12W

Not sure how this one slipped by us, but Nokia's coming out with a new pair of Bluetooth stereo headphones called the HS-12W Wireless Stereo Headset that are designed specifically for use with their new 8801 fashionphone. The headphones'll actually work fine with other Bluetooth-enabled gadgets, too, but you can only rock out in stereo if you use a phone or an MP3 player or whatever that supports a stereo Bluetooth profile like A2DP (our suggestion: learn what that is now, since you'll be hearing it a lot around these parts). They're positioning this thing to ride the crest of musicphones that are coming around the bend, and besides being able to automatically interrupt what you're listening to when you get a call, the HS-12W also comes with a small one-line LCD that can display track and caller ID info (or also let you know when you've received a text message) and a built-in FM tuner. Should be out in Q3 of this year.

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