uconnect

Remember car phones?  You know, those corded things that sat in the car’s center console, or at the passenger’s feet and used a cord to a box to another box in the trunk with an ugly antenna on the roof?   Looks like Chrysler is planning a 2008 version, only it’s EV-D0.  For $500 and a few activation and installation fees, Chrysler car owners (i.e. Jeep, Dodge, etc) can have a Uconnect Web box installed in their vehicle that will provide always on Internet via EV-DO.  The service will cost $29 a month and require vehicle owners/Internet freaks to have the instatllation completed as an after market mod. Download speeds are reported to be 400Kbps – 800Kbps.

Which brings me back to my original and somewhat convuluted point.  Why not tether an EV-DO compatible phone to your laptop and not incur yet another monthly charge and more equipment that’s sure to be outdated in a few years?

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Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."