BMW just got a little BlackBerry friendly. This fall, the Munich automaker will offer full BlackBerry integration to its vehicle”s owners via a system called ConnectedDrive. The system will allow users to download their email and either read it or it hear it read aloud to them while they drive. Other BlackBerry functions will also be compatible with he system, such as calendar and contact sync.
“The new facilities for e-mail access tie in directly from the BMW ConnectedDrive office functions presented at the beginning of the year,” BMW said in a statement, “Likewise unique worldwide, these allow not just call and contact lists but also calendar entries, text messages, tasks and memos to be transferred from compatible smartphones to the vehicle via Bluetooth interface”
Users will also be able to sync the Pearl 3G, RIM”s latest phone, with BMW”s iDrive, giving the user wireless access to all music functions on the phone.
– By: Stephen Calogera