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Motorola will make your laptop, desktop, and car mimic your smartphone’s display.

6 Nov





These products now include a car dock for navigation, HDMI dock for entertainment, and lapdock for enhanced productivity. Motorola wasn’t the first company to introduce an HDMI dock, and Asus’ Padfone embeds a handset more directly into another device than do Motorola’s products. Taken together, though, the Motorola dock derby best positions the handset as the heart of a mobile lifestyle — one that can be easily transplanted so that it can overcome the limitations of its native form factor. It is a fitting push for one of the few smartphone companies not vested in other traditional electronic devices such as PCs or televisions. 

At the Droid RAZR launch, the company also announced MOTOACTV, a wearable screen that not only competes with a sudden slew of fitness activity monitors but also acts as a remote user interface for notifications and music control, similar to Sony Ericsson’s LiveView.

MOTOACTV isn’t the only trick that Motorola has at the end of its sleeve, though. The square-screened device also communicates via Bluetooth to one of two headphone sets that not only play music from the phone, but include sensors to measure your heartbeat. (The headphones can also represent your heartbeat audibly without the MOTOACTV.) With the triad of a smartphone, Bluetooth headphones and the MOTOACTV, Motorola is marketing the first genuine personal area network aimed at consumers.

Switched On: Motorolas manic modularity — Engadget.

Forget Xzibit. Pimp out your bangin’-hot Prius with the automotive industry’s first integrated and mirrored smartphone-car system from Toyota.

26 Oct

Called this one too. It’s coming. And fast. The next step for Apple, Google, Microsoft, etc. after your cpu, phone, tablet, and TV/living room?

Your ride.

If you’re looking to get your smartphone more in-sync with your car, you may want to consider a new Toyota with the Touch Life “infotainment” system. Given a compatible smartphone / app combo, it can mirror the phones display on its 7-inch touchscreen for access to navigation, music or social networking services. Nokia owners can connect their Symbian Belle devices by way of MirrorLink, developed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, in its first deployment by the automotive industry.

Apple iPhone and iPod faithful will have to install Application Launcher in order to sync up with the infotainment system. If driving distractions are a concern, steering wheel controls play nice with the tech as well — its not quite SYNC Applink, but well take it. Toyota promises features and smartphones will continue to be added, but for a current list of compatible cars, devices and apps, check the press release on the website below.

via Toyota introduces Touch Life smartphone mirroring system, your Prius and iPhone can become one — Engadget.

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