For years, GM has stood by its decision to omit Bluetooth from its cars, trucks and SUVs because of the availability of OnStar, which offers a paid call-out feature. In a recent blog post on GM’s FYI blog, a GM representative let fly an amazing tidbit:
“We (General Motors) will offer the broadest rollout of Bluetooth in the industry by making it available on more than 30 models across all eight North American brands by the 2009 model year.”
While the 2009 model year will start in calendar 2008, we still think GM is late to the party, though not every automaker out there offers Bluetooth across its range. Regardless, we’re happy to learn that one of the world’s largest automakers has figured out that people like their cell phones, their cell phone numbers and not having to pay for one more service.