Alpine Ships First MirrorLink Car Radio in Europe

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It’s only in Europe, and it’s only in one radio that works with a few Nokia phones, but finally, there is a MirrorLink (Terminal Mode) head unit coming to market in November at an undisclosed price.

MirrorLinkThe Alpine ICS-X8 App Link Station works only with the Nokia 701, 700 and 600 and will become available for the Nokia N8, E7, C7, X7, N9 and C6-01 later.

MirrorLink is a car radio standard that mimics your smartphone’s screen and controls right on the car radio screen so there’s no need to touch your phone once it’s connected to the radio.

We only just asked Alpine for plans for the U.S. and have not yet received a response.

Here’s a video demo of MirrorLink:

Members of the group supporting MirrorLink, called the Car Connectivity Consortium) include Motorola but not Apple on the phone side.

Members include Alpine, BT Software and Research, Clarion Co. Ltd., Daimler, Delphi, Denso, Garmin International, General Motors, Honda R&D Co., Ltd., HTC, Hyundai Motor Company, Ixonos, J & K Car Electronics Corp., jambit GmbH, KDDI Corporation, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Panasonic, PSA Automotive, Samsung, Sony Corporation, Sony Ericsson AB, RealVNC Limited, Renesas Electronics Corporation, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Source: PC Mag

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