BMW has introduced Bluetooth integration in its cars that enable drivers to make hands-free phone calls. BMW uses Bluetooth to link the driver's cell phone to the BMW X3's built-in microphone and stereo speakers. BMW has conducted a number of tests on some of the more popular smart phones on the market today and generated a list of supported devices.
Compatible AT&T; Devices
Devices from wireless carrier AT&T that are compatible with the BMW X3's Bluetooth integration include: Apple iPhone 3GS, Apple iPhone 4, Palm Treo Pro, and Sony Ericsson models W350a, W518a and W760a. Additionally, Blackberry models 8820, 8900, 8320, Pearl and Bold are compatible.
Compatible Sprint Devices
Sprint's compatible devices include a number of HTC, Palm and Samsung devices. As with AT&T, the Blackberry Pearl from Sprint is compatible. HTC phones that work with the X3's Bluetooth system include the Hero, Snap, Touch Pro 2 and Touch Pro. Compatible Sprint Palm devices include the Pre, Treo and Centro. Samsung devices include the Instinct HD and Intrepid.
Compatible T-Mobile Devices
The T-Mobile G1 and Google Nexus One are the only two Android-powered phones on T-Mobile that will work with the X3's Bluetooth system. The Blackberry 8900, Pearl and Pearl Flip from T-Mobile are also listed among the compatible phones.
Compatible Verizon Phones
All Blackberry models offered by Verizon are compatible with the X3's hands-free calling system, including the Storm. Additionally, LG devices such as the Touch, Accolade and Voyager are compatible. Verizon's flagship smartphone, the Motorola Droid, is the only Android device from Verizon that BMW lists as compatible.