BMW's integrated Bluetooth hands-free calling option can tie a built-in microphone and your car's stereo speakers to your mobile phone so you can safely receive and place calls while you drive. BMW has provided a list of phones that have passed compatibility tests, but even if your phone doesn't appear on the list, it still might work -- you won't know until you try. However, not all Bluetooth-equipped cell phones have the correct settings necessary to work with BMW's system.
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Latest generations of Apple's iPhone that have Bluetooth as a native feature work with BMW's hands-free feature. This includes the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The iPhone 3G previously was supported, but it is no longer listed by BMW as a supported device.
The majority of modern Blackberry models are compatible, including the Blackberry 8820, 8900, Bold 9000, and the Curve and Pearl models. The Tour and Storm models available from Verizon are also compatible.
The HTC Hero, Snap, Touch PRO, and Touch Pro 2 all have passed BMW compatibility tests. The HTC XV6900 is the only Verizon HTC device that's also passed the tests.
Miscellaneous Smart Phones
In addition to HTC, Apple, and Blackberry phones, devices from Palm, Samsung, Google, LG, and Sony Ericsson are also compatible devices supported by BMW. These devices include the Palm Treo, Palm Pro, Nexus One, Motorola Droid, and LG Voyager.
A number of smart phones offered by various wireless carriers in the United States are compatible with BMW's Bluetooth integration. Devices from mainstream phone manufacturers that are available on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon are among the compatible phones listed by BMW.
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