Blackberry emails can be accessed by iDrive – Just another distraction

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 Blackberry emails can be accessed by iDrive   Just another distraction

According to the folks over at Phonescoop, BMW and Research In Motion, makers of Blackberry devices, have put together a new bluetooth technology that allows …

According to the folks over at Phonescoop, BMW and Research In Motion, makers of Blackberry devices, have put together a new bluetooth technology that allows your Blackberry emails to be accessible via the iDrive system.

While BMW emphasizes that this is a safe feature due to the text-to-speech technology used, we just find this to be just another unnecessary distraction while driving.

Sure, it has a cool factor and clearly we are moving into a direction of mobility within your vehicles, but with texting and driving already keeping the headlines of major accidents reports, the iDrive/emails combination might be a bit too advanced for now. Even when voice-driven text is being used.

In BMW’s defense, they have done a great job at restricting the application to basic functionality. The email will never be fully displayed on the screen and it will only be available via the text-to-speech feature we mentioned earlier. Also, since safety is a priority for BMW, the ability to reply to email within the iDrive system has been eliminated as well.

 Blackberry emails can be accessed by iDrive   Just another distraction

Cool?  Not cool? We’ll let you decide.

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