At this rate it seems as though every cell phone will sport an integrated MP3 player. But what if you aren’t ready to take the plunge in what seems to be uncharted territory. Take for example the recent pit falls of the Motorola ROKR. If you were one that dropped your original phone in favor the iTunes integrated cell, then you probably experienced some bitterness and resentment.
Fear not, there is light at the end of the tunnel, or an alternate option before you give up. A Korean start up, Altgen, has taken the cell phone meets MP3 ideology, and reversed it. It’s simple. Your cell relays calls to the PAN-300VT MP3 player via Bluetooth. Making calls should be limited to received, or outgoing calls from you cell as there is no keyboard. The MP3 player can also relay text messages. It’s probably safe to assume that the headphones come with a built in mic, and the device discontinues playback when interrupted by an incoming call.
The Altgen PAN-300VT should run you about $150-200 and show up in the US sometime late next year.