Got a Bluetooth cell phone? Then you have the underpinnings for a Blaupunkt Internet Car Radio, expected to appear in the U.S. by midyear. Blaupunkt, a big name in car audio, is partnering with a firm called MiRoamer to let you stream content from thousands of Internet radio stations in what’s being billed as the first in-dash unit to support this capability.
The radio will be offered in two configurations. The one shown here is the more expensive, estimated to run about 349 euros at launch overseas; a more conventional sized radio screen will run about 249 euros (U.S. pricing hasn’t been determined). Both models will depend on a Bluetooth-to-cell phone hookup for the network connectivity to stream the content aggregated by MiRoamer.