Blaupunkt has a new car radio that can stream Internet stations over 3G, which allow users to tune in to any of about 16,000 stations from around the world.
The “New Jersey 600i” and “Hamburg 600i” radios, which are the first such in the world according to the company, are on show at this week’s Cebit trade fair in Hanover, Germany. By connecting over Bluetooth to a cell phone, the radios access a 3G Internet service and then stream almost any station that’s online. The radios work with the MiRoamer Internet database to grab information about available stations, and then your favorite programs are just a couple of button clicks away.
Beyond the price of the 3G data service it’s free to connect and listen to stations online.