Over the holidays, I wrote a small windows mobile app that would let me listen to one of the Bollywood radio stations on my phone. It’s very handy to use voice command to start the app and have it play desi melodies as I set out for a long drive over the weekends. Ever since I wrote it, I wondered why my car didn’t come with something similar. A unit that can talk to the net through my cell phone’s data plan and get all kinds of data such as maps, traffic, weather and even music for that matter.

Looks like somebody in Microsoft Auto group was thinking the same thing. I just saw this modest piece on Engadget about the next version of Microsoft Sync. Though it looks very plain, the coolest part is that “the service uses Bluetooth to tether to any handset, downloading content using a voice call so that you can use this completely fee-free -- even if you don't have a data plan” This is just plain awesome! Now only if they’d put that in a Honda…