Motorola Smart Rider In-Vehicle M990 phone is here. Seriously

Now, we’ve all been waiting for Motorola to announce some really cool new handsets at CTIA wireless today. And I hope that some big announcements are yet to come.

Because the one phone they announced just yetMotorola Smart-Rider In-Vehicle phone – might have gone down as one of more interesting April Fools.

If we haven’t already seen this Moto Smart-Rider M990 passing through the FCC.

In-Vehicle GSM phone with Bluetooth, “robust built-in microphone and speakerphone”, and interactive voice activation. Seriously? In 2008?

Now that’s a mass market bestseller, especially with the cool looks like these:


Thank god they have at least added added GPS navigation, “big” 2.8″ display, “precise on-screen directions and detailed maps”,  “real-time traffic reports and automatic re-routing” and multiple user profiles for “secure access to personalized phonebook settings”.

At least I know I’m not getting a severe case of Deja Vu circa 1988.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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