Rydeen Ships Android Car Radio

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Rydeen DV638A

Rydeen Mobile said it is now shipping the Android-powered deck shown at CES previously that essentially gives you a tablet in a car audio chassis.

The DV638A is a double DIN deck with a 6.2-inch touch screen but also a physical volume knob and push  buttons.

It runs a version of Android optimized for the car with special apps for the radio, backup camera, music sources and subwoofer control.  It works with a WiFi dongle to connect to WiFi hotspots or an in-car broadband device and has Bluetooth with audio streaming from a phone.

Over WiFi, users can access Internet Radio including Pandora, or connect to the Google Play store or access Google navigation.

Phil Maeda, president of Rydeen said, “ The DV638A allows us to have the best of both: tablet functionality on a solid platform designed for the car.”

As a receiver, the DV638A includes AM/FM, CD and DVD playback, along with SD card and USB inputs for additional media.

It integrates with the steering wheel controls of the car for safety using a PAC SWI-RC interface.

The DV638A has a suggested retail price of $699.

Rydeen will exhibit at CES next week in North Hall Booth #3424 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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