Sony MEX-BT5000 car audio head unit

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Sony has entered the in-car handsfree market with the MEX-BT5000 car audio head unit – the first Sony head unit with Bluetooth, automatically linking to any Bluetooth mobile to deliver handsfree calls when you’re out on the open road, plus a little bit more.

In addition to basic call functions, phone book data from the handset also appears on the BT5000’s high-visibility screen, so you can make and receive calls during a journey without even taking your phone out of your pocket. Support for the Bluetooth OPP (Object Push Protocol) also allows the wireless transfer of up to fifty phone book contacts to the head unit itself. In addition, show it a compatible mobile phone (like the Sony Ericsson W950) or music player that supports Bluetooth and it will retrieve and play music too. The head unit offers basic playback control over the remote source, so you can just call up your favourite tune.

No price or release date available as yet.

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Dave Walker