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ISTANBUL, Turkey – Alongside the Nokia 603 launched today, we’re also introducing the Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset. As you can see, it’s a brighter, poppier offering than the sober silver units you’re probably used to. The second thing that makes it a bit special is that it’s NFC enabled. Read on for the full details.

The Nokia Luna headset is a striking two-piece design. There’s the base and the part that you put in your ear. Taking the earpiece out of the base automatically fires up the Bluetooth connection to your phone and answers incoming calls. Putting it back hangs up the call and powers down the Bluetooth connection.

Nokia Luna Bluetooth in blue

Like the recent Nokia J headset, there are voice prompts to assist you with pairing, and also to tell you when the battery is low. So pairing is pretty simple. It’s even simpler if you’ve got one of our phones with NFC built in (Currently, the Nokia C7, Oro, 600, 603, 700, 701 and N9). In that case, you can just bump the two things together and the job’s done.
It’s a compact little unit. The earpiece weighs a mere 5g, while the holder is 18.3g. On the technical front, it supports Bluetooth specification 2.1 + EDR, Handsfree profile 1.5 and Headset Profile 1.1 advanced multipoint. That last one is pretty important, because it means you can attach two different phones to the headset – for work and personal phones, for example. Battery life is pretty special, too: up to eight hours talktime or sixty days standby (providing you pop it back in the holder).

Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset in pink
Nokia Luna Bluethooth comes in various colours

Coming in black, white, fuchsia, green, yellow and blue, the Nokia Luna Bluetooth Headset will be available from Q4 2011 and should cost around €69 before any local taxes. Download the data sheet, or more info on the Nokia Gear site.

Will you be getting one?