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Chrysler Web Edition cars bring Internet, iPod touch

updated 05:10 pm EST, Thu November 20, 2008

Chysler intros Web Edition

Chrysler is taking the next step in bringing the web into cars with a Web Edition option package due to be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week. Along with an in-car router from Autonet Mobile, the automaker is calling uConnect Web, buyers who opt for the $1,999 package also get Dell's Mini 9 netbook, a Sony PSP, an 8GB iPod Touch and an unnamed digital camera with Eye-Fi wireless SD card. All these devices have Wi-Fi modules that can take advantage of the car's built-in router. One year of service is also included with the Web Edition package.

The Web Edition option will make its unveiling in a Chrysler Town & Country minivan at the auto show, and soon become available as a dealer-installed option on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles. The package is being marketed as the next-generation of in-car entertainment, and should let users connect from up to 100 feet away from their cars. Chrysler will also offer a less costly, $1,100 Web Edition Limited that skips many of the personal electronics and includes the uConnect Web router, one year of service and the Dell Mini 9. [via CNET]






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  1. byRyan

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    what about

    can I get it without the crappy Dell ;)

  1. eizzumdm

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    Seriously

    Well, at least you can buy the uconnect system from the Mopar website without the stupid Dell, but damn-- $499 for the Wi-Fi router plus $383 for a year of internet service.

  1. Monstermind

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    Feh.

    Make the PT Cruiser convertible smaller; THEN I'll be impressed.

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