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BMW ConnectedDrive allows BlackBerry owners to access e-mail

It would seem that these days Bluetooth technology is getting ever friendlier with cars and the latest gimmick is reading your email in your car.

BMW ConnectedDrive email reader

BMW ConnectedDrive email reader

BMW’s ConnectedDrive system uses Bluetooth to connect to your BlackBerry and help you read your emails.

By that, I don’t mean to say that you need a BMW’s larger infotainment screen to read them, oh no, in fact, the new system connects to your phone, loads the emails up, displays them and finally, reads them out loud for you so you enjoy the hands free capability.

A statement from BMW themselves made it rather easier to understand the inner workings of the system by explaining the new facilities for e-mail access tie in directly from the BMW ConnectedDrive office functions presented at the beginning of the year. 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.

It’s not just BlackBerry owners that receive this sort of treatment as 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.

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