A brand new Moshi Moshi, iPhone accessory, that connects a home phone type handset with the iPhone could cause further woes for Telstra who are currently witnessing a revenue drain as consumers move to mobile phones.The new accessory range that was developed by accessories Company Native Union is designed to make home use of an iPhone easier with the introduction of a handset that can be used with multiple devices including a laptop.
The range consists of a contemporary styled Bluetooth handset that links with an iPhone and a netbook.
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Designed by French designer David Turpin the MM03i includes a high quality speaker and microphone that is built into the handset that also supports Bluetooth 2.1 multipoint technology.
This lets you pair and answer calls on two different Bluetooth devices. It also allows the Moshi Moshi 03i accessory to be connected to two phones, such as a Smartphone and a personal phone, or a phone and a Bluetooth-enabled device.
Users can also connect the handset to a laptop to make VOIP Internet calls. The handset is supplied with a weighted recharging base including a dedicated iPhone charger and 3.5mm aux-out jack to connect to speakers and play music from your iPhone.
Native Union is also set to launch the MM04i which is a stylish iPhone charging dock. Designed by award winning British designer Michael Young also functions as super high quality Bluetooth stereo speakers and noise reduction conference call unit.
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Manufactured with a brushed aluminium facia and luxurious, soft-touch finishing it also delivers a lot of the features found in the MM03i.
A big hit at the recent CES Show in Las Vegas, the new Native Union range, will go on sale in Australia via local distributor Conexus, according to Native Union Company executives in Hong Kong, who are set to launch a major PR campaign for the brand in Australia.
Conexus a long time Apple dealer has also snared the distribution rights to the Trextra iPod and iPhone accessory range.
Last month Telstra reported their biggest drop in revenues from home phone lines in years during the six months to the end of 2009. The drop led to a 3.3 per cent fall in its first-half net profit.
Telstra customers made 325 million fewer local calls on their home phones in the six months to December 31 compared to the same period the previous year. The number of lines in service also dropped by 4 per cent.
Mobile phones – and the increasing number of households with no home phone – are largely to blame.