We saw Viper’s remote car-starting app for BlackBerry for the first time at CES, and it’s now available to the public.
If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, Viper kicked off initially for the iPhone, and allowed users to remotely lock and unlock doors, pop the trunk, sound the alarm, and, of course, start the car itself. The mobile app functions through the usual cellular service, but a car kit needs to be installed that would then communicate via satellite to the mothership. As extensive as this set-up is, it allows you to effectively make all of these actions from anywhere in the world.
The BlackBerry app in particular will work on any device with OS 4.5, but be prepared to pony up $499 for the complete car kit and subscription costs of $29.99/year after the first. Hit up viper.com/blackberry for a closer look.