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    factory carputer from ford

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/06/v...r-bluetooth-p/

    apparently ford has been visiting this site because they pretty much nailed it except for the craptastic DIY screen install.
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    Sad, take other peoples Ideas.. market them.
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    Come on we all knew it was going to come out sooner or later. BTW Is it a full computer or just some low end kind of operating system that only allows certain things?

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    well microsoft developed it so i assume it's probably an app running on top of windows that would have to be hacked to get into it. i also assume that is the case with ford/microsoft sync but time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggersplat View Post
    apparently ford has been visiting this site because they pretty much nailed it
    visiting this site? I doubt it... nailed it? hardly...

    it's not worthy of bring called a carputer. it's a not a real PC and you can't install your own software on it. it's a proprietary system running some kind of proprietary mobile OS).

    besides, I can guarantee that this system will cost a fortune. the Ford factory navigation system is a $2300 option, you can probably expect this system to cost at least double that amount

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    youtube video of it in action...

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWuwCSanCm8[/media]
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    What a limited piece of crap, it even hung up when he tried to cancel the phone call. And just look at how simple and compact it is with its huge printer and keyboard!

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    Got to start somewhere... at least somebody stepped up and put one in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    What a limited piece of crap, it even hung up when he tried to cancel the phone call. And just look at how simple and compact it is with its huge printer and keyboard!

    now thats funny....


    I new this day would come. Not too long ago i remember hearing about ford going to the dark side. Soon Micro$oft will try to rule the world! We need to join forces and build a rebel army to defeat the evil Micro$oft empire. Who is with me!


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