2012 Honda CR-V Long Term Road Test

2012 Honda CR-V: Text-to-Speech Capability with BlackBerry

July 26, 2012


Ordinarily, when I get into our long-term 2012 Honda CR-V, and click the text message button on the touchscreen, I see this message...



... because yeah, I have an iPhone without the Message Access Profile (MAP). My husband, however, has a MAP-enabled BlackBerry Bold 9780, so when his phone is paired and active in the CR-V, he can easily get his text messages. They come up as a list just like on your phone, and clicking on any of them displays the following and a female computer voice reads the message aloud:



You then have the option of responding with a handful of canned responses. Unfortunately, they're not customizable, which kind of limits the usefulness of this feature.



However, the CR-V's text-to-speech capability does at least minimally address the innate human urge to glance down at your phone when text messages come in while you're driving. Then again, my husband is also one of only 2-3 people I know who still has a RIMphone.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 2,961 miles

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