Viper is planning on releasing their SmartStart solution for BlackBerry in Q1. The app and module is already out for the iPhone but now they are going to let you start your car from your BlackBerry. Users will be able to start their car, lock and unlock the doors, pop the trunk, or panic their horn or siren which can also be used as a car finder – all using their BlackBerry.
The system requires a SmartStart module in your car which has a MSRP of $299. Still there is a definite James Bond like coolness factor when your BlackBerry unlocks and starts your car… even if you just forgot your keys. On the other hand it would be a real pain if your BlackBerry battery died.