The teen genius who figured out how to free the iPhone from its AT&T service plan obligations is trading his unlocked super-gadget for a new car, just in time for the start of his freshman year of college. Terry Daidone, founder of Certicell, provider of wireless aftermarket goods, offered 17-year-old George Hotz a Nissan 350Z and three 8GB iPhones in exchange for the unlocked version.
Hotz has offered to send the three new phones to three of his online collaborators, and even though he's starting his first year of school, he's not done tinkering with Apple's latest device. He's hoping to add GPS functionality to the iPhone by using cell phone tower triangulation. And then he'll do his homework.—Gregory Mone
Is it just me or is this crazy to trade a $500 phone for a car?
Posted by: Brad | October 26, 2007 at 10:19 PM
I phones are way overpriced, why would you want one for your car.
Posted by: cell phones for seniors | December 17, 2009 at 05:00 PM
How about having one IN your car! Your BEST option is to get either a vehicle specific or universal integration module. They are easy to install and only cost a little bit more and that extra money you spend is well, well worth it in my experience. I've tried the FM modulator and cassette adapter and integration modules are the REAL DEAL. Listen to me I sound like a commercial.....Okay bottom line go to www.mypodcarkit.com and order a module from them. The end result is your iPod is HARD-WIRED to your car stereo which means CD quality sound. You might even get to control your ipod from your factory stereo and see album/artist text display. Woo Hoo! Have fun! Getting groceries won't ever be as fun without your iPod hooked up in your car (the right way). Ciao!
Posted by: Chuck Bartowski | July 31, 2010 at 12:33 AM
Very inportant notes I recommended this to all my friends.
Posted by: Health News | March 22, 2011 at 07:07 AM