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CES 2011: Hands on with Toyota Entune [video]

Toyota is ready to bring the fight to Ford's SYNC system with the introduction of its all-new Entune infotainment system, combining music, internet search and a range of other services into the new touchscreen head unit. But is it any good?

We snagged some time with a demo unit at CES and while Toyota insists the system is in a very late prototype stage, we were impressed with the current level of polish. As you can see in the video below, we were able to navigate through Bing, iheartradio and OpenTable, and also had a chance to use the application, Pandora and the voice search, which recognized nearly all the searches we threw at it.

Unlike other internet-connected offerings, Entune uses your phone to stream data to the system, negating the need for yet another monthly bill landing in your mailbox. Just as importantly, Toyota claims Entune will work with any phone with any Net-connected phone, so if you're not packing one of the new Android, iOS or Windows Phones 7 devices, you can still leverage the system with your feature phone. Check it out in the hands on video below.

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