December 03, 2009 12:20 ET

Jabra Partners With Bell to Launch Critically Acclaimed Jabra STONE in Canada

Jabra Brings Ground-Breaking Bluetooth Headset Exclusively to Bell Stores

NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2009) - GN Netcom, a world leader in innovative headset solutions, today announced the launch of the critically acclaimed Jabra STONE in Canada. Through an exclusive partnership with Bell, Canada's largest communications company, the Jabra STONE will be available at all Bell Stores beginning today for $149.95. The Jabra STONE is a revolutionary wireless headset that signals a new era in style and breaks the mold of the traditional Bluetooth® headset.

With a shape like no other headset on the market, the Jabra STONE elegantly wraps behind the ear eliminating the standard on-face microphone and combining both style and functionality. The wireless portable charger functions as a compact carrying case that fits into the palm of your hand - simply plug your headset into the charger and power-up whenever and wherever you want. Combining the visual appeal with advanced technology, the Jabra STONE features Noise Blackout™ Extreme while taking the microphone arm off your face.

"We are thrilled to give Canadians the opportunity to experience the revolutionary Jabra STONE - a product that brings together design, style, technology like no headset before it," said Jonas Forsberg, General Manager North America, Mobile Division, GN Netcom, Inc. "Bell is the clear leader in the Canadian market and we are thrilled to form this new partnership with them."

"Jabra is a proven leader in the headset category and a brand that our clients know and trust. We're proud to exclusively introduce the Jabra STONE to Canada," said Doug Davis, Vice President of Mobile Devices for Bell Mobility. "The STONE is instantly appealing because of its unique shape and portable charging unit but it also delivers on audio and comfort."

The Jabra STONE features discreetly placed controls that are easy to operate. With a nearly invisible touch-controlled volume pad on the outside of the headset, users can simply slide their finger up or down to control the volume while on a call. The headset's flexible frame is lined with soft rubber padding for optimal comfort. An ultra-soft ear gel around the speaker ensures a natural feel and the headset is flexible for a perfect fit.

The Jabra STONE is equipped with Noise Blackout™ Extreme technology, an innovative new generation of noise cancelling technology that reduces ambient sound without compromising voice quality. Providing users with the perfect balance between noise elimination and the delivery of a natural sounding voice, the technology uses dual microphones to capture sound while intelligently filtering background noise only.

Key features and specifications of the Jabra STONE include:

- Ground-breaking headset design and shape

- Portable Jabra STONE Charger enables charging on the go and serves as a holder and charger in down time

- Cutting edge technology including Noise Blackout Extreme

- Bluetooth technology - easy pairing with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR & eSCO

- Up to 8 hours talk time and 12 days standby time with the Jabra STONE Charger

- Jabra StatusDisplay™ makes it easy to check battery level and Bluetooth connectivity at a glance

- Effortlessly connect two Bluetooth enabled devices at the same time with MultiuseTM capabilities

- Features touch volume control, answer/end button, voice dialing (depending on the phone used), and streams music from A2DP enabled mobile phones

- Lightweight - weighs only .25 ounces

- Dimensions for headset in charger - H 2.3 x W 2 x D 1 inches

- Micro USB and AC Chargers

For more information visit Jabra.com/STONE.

About GN Netcom

Through its Jabra brand, GN Netcom is a world leader in innovative headset solutions. With around 1,000 employees and sales offices around the world, GN Netcom develops and markets a broad range of wireless headsets and speakerphones for mobile users and both wireless and corded headsets for contact centre and office-based users. GN Netcom's business activities also include its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business. GN Netcom is a subsidiary of GN Store Nord A/S.

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be a Premier National Partner and the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX:BCE) (NYSE:BCE). For information on Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.

(C) GN Netcom A/S. All rights reserved. Jabra (C) is a registered trademark of GN Netcom A/S. All other trademarks included herein are the property of their respective owners.

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