By William Damsky
Jaguar and Land Rover aren’t going to be left out of the smartphone revolution for cars, but they are pretty choosy about which phones they will allow to work with a new Connect and View system.
Only BlackBerry (Research in Motion, NASDAQ:RIMM) phones will be able to project the view of the smartphone screen onto the radio screen where you can control music and navigation apps, said CNET.
The announcement of the new BlackBerry system for Jaguar was made at BlackBerry World last week by RealVNC, which is supplying the system along with Denso.
The system uses Terminal mode to project the info from the phone on the radio screen. Terminal Mode is a car connection standard that is gaining wide support from car makers.
There were few specifics on which BlackBerry apps will work on the system which is heading first to 2012 model Jaguar XJs and Range Rovers.
BMW is still the only car maker to allow BlackBerry email integration, said CNET.
William Damsky is a Contributing Editor at CEoutlook.