June 28, 2005

New GPS Units from palmOne

Palm users rejoice, as palmOne is releasing two new GPS systems. The first is the GPS kit for the car will have an integrated GPS receiver that mounts to the windshield or to the dashboard. This model will fit the Tungsten E2 or the T5, and will power the combination off of the vehicle. The GPS receiver's software is a custom TomTom Navigator 5 that works with an integrated speaker and makes voice guided directions possible. This should be available in late July or early August for $250 (street). According to palmOne there plans are in place for a $100 rebate for a limited time to customers who buy the Tungsten E2 with the GPS Receiver car kit.

A redesigned palmOne GPS Navigator will also be available for the new LifeDrive, the Treo 650, the Tungsten E2 and T5 handhelds. The Navigator will be a small Bluetooth enabled receiver that can be used in cars as well as on foot or bicycle. It also uses the TomTom Navigator 5 software and also includes the tele Atlas map data to provide information such as real-time locaiton information, turn-by-turn directions, maps in 2-D and 3-D and millions of points of interest. The palmOne Navigator GPS Receiver is scheduled to be available in July for around $249.99 (street).

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Posted by Scott Martin at June 28, 2005 9:47 PM

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