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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kelley Blue Book App Available For Windows Phone 7

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 05:30 PM

http://www.mobiletechreview.com/ubb...ws&Number=39143

"Kelley Blue Book today launched its premier app for Windows Phone 7. Kelley Blue Book (kbb) is a free, interactive app that provides Windows Phone 7 users with crucial car-buying and -selling information to help make confident purchase decisions."

Here is an app that seem genuinely useful even at first glance. Shopping for a new or used car? This Kelley Blue Book app provides MSRP, invoice, fair purchase price, certified pre-owned, suggested retail, private party and trade-in values. Load the app onto your Windows Phone 7 device and you have access to this information anywhere, anytime. Very neat. It goes further. The app provides directions and maps for local dealers, car photos, videos, access to tweets from Kelley Blue Book staff, and even more. Well worth checking out.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

HTC Universal Car Kit including Handsfree

Posted by Don Tolson in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

Product Category: Phone Accessories
Manufacturer: WirelessGround
Where to Buy: WirelessGround
Price: Starts at $49.95USD regular price (but it may be on sale!)
Specifications: The car kit as provided was specific to the HTC line of phones. A full list of compatible models is available at WirelessGround. Car kits for other manufacturers are available.

Pros:

  • Good snug fit for the HTC Touch Pro 2 and Touch Diamond 2 tested;
  • Having the speakerphone built into the lighter charger unit is a good solution;
  • Easy to install and use.

Cons:

  • No instructions provided on how to hook up and/or use the speakerphone;
  • Microphone is either located too far away or not sensitive enough;
  • Flexible arm mount allows too much sideways movement.

Summary: By now, car kits for mobile devices are becoming pretty ubiquitous and seem to have roughly the same construction features: suction cup, (slightly) flexible arm, power unit, and an adjustable cradle for the unit. WirelessGround has introduced a Universal Car Kit for the HTC line of phones with an interesting extra -- a speakerphone built into the cigarette lighter charger unit! With the advent of new cellphone use laws for drivers here, I was looking for some sort of speakerphone option for the van, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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