i used to be into hi-end car stereo, like really into it. but one of the catches is, you have to take that faceplate or risk theft. (i remember pulling and lugging the whole head unit around; glad that's ancient history) in fact, i remember thinking once upon a time, that it would be cool if the faceplate worked like a mobile phone when you took it off. then it'd be worth the hassle of carrying it.
Originally Posted by knobbysideup
now i have a basic stereo with aux input, and an awesome phone that has all the features you described; plus a stereo BT headset. so i don't care about taking the faceplate off (or forgetting to) and i never forget my phone.
My Pre paired to the stereo BT headset has really made me not care about improving the stereo hardware in my truck at all! (which happens to be a soft top like a jeep, so I was leery about putting good equip in there anyway)
Now, i'm completely fine with the basic stereo thru aux input and i use the phone i'm already familiar with, like it's the remote control. i really don't want my calls transmitting thru the whole truck (which is noisy as heck), so they go to the headset. but music and gps navigation can transmit to the radio if i want them to.
so, your Pre already IS a great webOS head unit-portable GUI-gps-mobile phone - that will move to any car you get in, and works mobile like a Walkman/Ipod too! why confine it to just one dashboard?