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Philips Creates A New Listening Experience For Android Users

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November 14, 2012

Philips Creates A New Listening Experience For Android Users

Auckland, New Zealand – With a significant increase in the number of people using Android operating systems on their smartphones, Philips has further developed their Fidelio range of speakers to cater to music lovers on these devices.

“The Android operating system is now 75 per cent of the market worldwide, compared to 57.5 per cent last year. With a growing demand for this platform Philips has created a truly unique product for Android users who are obsessed with sound” says Nick Perry, Marketing Manager, Philips Consumer Lifestyle.

Philips have created a first of its kind product that recognises the different shapes and sizes of Android products. The new Fidelio docking range features the uniquely designed Philips FlexiDock, which can be adjusted depending on the height, size and port location of the device. It can also hold the device portrait and landscape and can be rotated 180 degrees, so that no matter what direction your micro USB port faces, it will be the perfect fit.

Philips have released four new models of Fidelio Docking Speakers: AS851, AS351, AS141 and AS111 for Android users. These stylish devices deliver crisp sound clarity and give users the freedom to listen to their favourite tunes anywhere thanks to Bluetooth wireless streaming technology. The range caters for rooms of any size, with larger devices for the living space and smaller units for bedrooms and offices.

All four docking systems come with the Fidelio app, which can be downloaded free from the Android market place. The Fidelio app gives users access to thousands of radio stations worldwide, as well as a wider music collection through the music-sharing feature.

Additional functions include customised music alarms and weather reports. The Songbird music network, a simple and easy-to-use program for your PC (or Macintosh computer using Songbird Version 1.10.1) and Android devices, lets you sync and update your music collection conveniently and efficiently.

The Philips Fidelio Docking Speakers for Android is available at leading electronics retail outlets. The specifications and recommended retail prices are as follows:

Model No.SpecificationsRRP
AS851• Digital Sound Processing for lifelike, distortion-less music
• Smartly designed FlexiDock to fit/charge Android phone
• Optimal acoustic volume to match speakers’ requirements
NZ$349.95
/
AS351• Precisely tuned bass pipes for deep, tight bass reproduction
• Compact design for any space, any lifestyle
• Discover, share music & more features via DockStudio app
NZ$249.95
/
AS141• MP3 Link for portable music playback
• Sleep timer for easy falling asleep to your favourite music
• Dual alarm to wake you and your partner at different times
NZ$199.95
/
AS111• Bluetooth music streaming from Android powered device
• Auto clock synchronisation with Android powered phone
• Soft glow night light
NZ$169.95/

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For more information about Philips’ Fidelio speakers, visit www.philips.co.nz


About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 121,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.


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