World News: Motorola debuts Smart Rider


The Smart Rider phone uses GSM technology to provide users with the hands-free ability to converse, navigate and tend to business.

BluetoothTM technology allows users to move freely from home or office into the vehicle, with active calls, contact information and other personal data automatically transferred from the handset to the in-vehicle device. Multiple user profiles grant secure access to personalised phonebook settings for up to three drivers.

The Smart Rider phone's GPS services include Turn-by-turn navigation and voice-guidance, precise on-screen directions and detailed maps, real-time traffic reports and automatic re-routing, and enabling of LBS and fleet management applications.

The Smart Rider will be available worldwide in June 2008.

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