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Old 06-12-2012, 11:35 AM
sr5959 sr5959 is offline
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
Well, that's no longer true. If you buy tech package then you get all of that. You can buy navigation a la carte, but for the price difference I imagine that nearly all dealer ordered 3 series cars will simply have the tech package, which includes BMW assist, BMW apps, etc.

As to the price of the cradle, sure, it's highway robbery, but it's also a BMW, so while Toyota might sell the part for $100 BMW will charge $250. If I understand it correctly the cradle vs. USB port does very little for you anyways, it primarily gives your phone a signal boost using the in-car antenna system.
To be honest I just use Bluetooth audio streaming, not the USB or the cradle, just use the cradle occasionally for charging but you have to take the case off the phone to do that which is a pain...
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