Here’s an odd one: Motorola is hawking one of its new mobiles as car phone. It doesn’t have more than GPS and a navigation application, but it’s almost so ridiculous that it whips all the way back to clever. What car phone wouldn’t have GPS these days? (Also, why does my rental car’s Garmin unit pronounce the abbreviation “St” as “Saint?” That seems like a basic one to get right.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the debut of the Motorola Smart Rider™ phone, an innovative in-vehicle solution featuring GPS navigation, interactive voice activation, Bluetooth™ wireless technology and exceptional audio quality that’s sure to make this phone an integral part of every driver’s journey. A unique hands-free solution, the Smart Rider phone uses GSM technology to enhance user experience by ensuring that users can converse, navigate and tend to business while on-the-go.
Press Release [Jalopnik]