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BMW Adds Talking Email Messages

Jun 25, 2010

BMW ConnectedDrive enables innovative incorporation of BlackBerry smartphones via Bluetooth available IN all BMW models from autumn 2010.

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As part of the ongoing expansion of office functions in ConnectedDrive, BMW is the first automobile manufacturer i to enable email messages to be received inside the vehicle, enabled by a Bluetooth connection.

From autumn 2010, owners of a BlackBerry smartphone will be able to access the phone's email function via the operating system iDrive. A new Bluetooth interface to integrate the BlackBerry device into the vehicle enables emails to be received, displayed on the Control Display and even read out by means of an optional voice output function.

BMW ConnectedDrive allows not just call and contact lists to be accessed but also calendar entries, text messages, tasks and memos to be transferred from compatible smartphones to the vehicle via Bluetooth. The relevant entries can be selected using the iDrive Controller and shown on the Control Display.

Even the picture file saved with a contact address on a mobile phone can be shown on the vehicle monitor. In addition, BMW ConnectedDrive also allows smartphone music player functions be operated using the iDrive system.

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Incoming email in the vehicle represents yet another milestone in the integration of modern smartphones. The new BlackBerry Pearl 3G is the first BlackBerry to support this functionality.

The iDrive provides facilities for the simple and safe control of all functions, while causing minimum distraction from the road. For the first time, incoming and saved emails can be retrieved and shown on the Control Display in just a few standardized operating stages.

Distractions are further reduced by the optional voice output function. It can be activated at a single press of a button, the text of the email is then read out loud. The new email function is available for all BMW models fitted with the Professional navigation system including mobile phone preparation. It will be offered in Europe and North America from autumn 2010.

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