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New iPhone Cradle for Mercedes-Benz

With the release of the new iPhone 3G around the corner, what’s better than having your dream phone fully integrated with your dream car.  Last Thursday, Mercedes-Benz (MB) announced the new generation of their integrated iPhone cradle.

“Whether it be a quick call to a business colleague for an important discussion, listening to favourite music tracks or checking home and office e-mails whilst on the move – the Apple iPhone® is a leading-edge business tool with multimedia capability, available in Germany and other markets. Now Mercedes-Benz allows the iPhone® connection to be fully integrated into the vehicle architecture for the first time – once again pointing the way ahead for the automotive industry. The new Apple iPhone® cradle allows simple switching between the telephone and audio functions. What’s more, thanks to the location of the cradle in the centre console, the iPhone® is within easy reach of both the driver and the front passenger. For ease of use, the iPhone® is controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, while the vehicle display is used to indicate the phone status or music functions and information such as the track title and artist.” ~ extracted from MB’s press release on 19 June 2008.

According to MB, the fully integrated iPhone® is available now for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E‑Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, SL-Class, M-Class and R-Class. The product will also be offered for the new GLK-Class when this model is launched in October. In Germany, the Apple iPhone® cradle retails at € 249 (including VAT) and is obtainable from all Mercedes-Benz dealers.

Source – Mercedes-Benz

June 22, 2008 - Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobility | , ,

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