LG GPS Line Released: LN740, LN735, LN730
LG announced the launch today of their trio GPS units for the US. They previewed the line at CES this past January. We'll try to get the new LG GPS units in for review in the coming weeks/months. The top of the line LG LN740 comes with traffic feeds and a 4-inch screen. We'll see, at a list price of $449, not a bad price.
"The portable navigation market is moving rapidly, with a growth in unit sales of over 250 percent industrywide in the U.S. last year. LG is strategically positioned to manufacture and deliver this innovative technology to U.S. consumers," said Allan Jason, vice president of Consumer Electronics Marketing, LG Electronics USA, Inc. "LG's 25 plus years of experience serving consumer needs in both the OEM and aftermarket automotive electronics industry provide a solid foundation for our U.S. portable navigation launch."
More from their Press Release...
LG's Portable Navigator line offers customers slim, easy-to-use devices featuring brilliant touch-screen LCDs ranging in size from 3.5- to 4-inches, turn-by-turn voice guidance, super-slim cases for enhanced portability, and millions of points-of-interest across the United States and Canada.
The LN740 and LN735 offer users turn-by-turn voice guidance with street name announcements ("Turn left on Main Street"), while the LN740 model provides access to a real-time traffic information service available in 50 North American cities with a 90-day free trial included.
With a focus on great design, intuitive use and highly accurate performance, LG's slim and compact design allows simple installation and a touch-screen menu featuring user-friendly text and large icons. Key features include: Large and brilliant 3.5- or 4-inch displays for easy-to-read menus and maps
Super slim and compact design for convenient portability between multiple family vehicles
Simply designed, graphical user interface to help users customize personal settings
Equipped with Sirf Star III for rapid and accurate map positioning
With driver safety in mind, clear turn-by-turn voice guidance allows users to keep their eyes on the road while navigating
Pre-loaded maps covering the United States and Canada, so drivers will always find their destination whether on a cross-country road trip or just a journey across town
Millions of points-of-interest such as restaurants, hotels and dozens more categories that make the driver a neighborhood expert throughout the United States and Canada
Topping the new lineup is the LG LN740 with a bright 4-inch display and slim design that provide a brilliant and easy-to-read map display while maintaining a high level of portability for simple transport among multiple family vehicles. Its brilliant display also automatically changes from "day mode" to "night mode" for clear visual recognition in any lighting condition. With its turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance, its highly accurate pre-loaded USA and Canada map with millions of POIs, access to traffic data service via a supplied RDS-TMC antenna as well as photo and music file playback, navigation, information and entertainment are more accessible than ever.
Model LN735 features a 3.5-inch display with millions of POIs and pre-loaded maps of the United States and Canada. Turn-by-turn text-to-speech voice guidance and a choice of 2D or 3D map formats in either day or night modes make safe and easy driving a snap. In addition to music and photo playback capabilities, the unit includes a high-power speaker output and up to four hours of battery life, a perfect choice for family excursions or business trips.
Rounding out the line is the new LN730, which features a 3.5-inch display and comes pre-loaded with a map of the United States and Canada as well as 1.7 million POIs. In addition to music and photo playback capabilities, the unit includes 2D or 3D map options, day and night screen modes, high-power speaker output and up to a four-hour battery life.
The LG LN740, LN735 and LN730 Portable Navigators are available with estimated retail prices of $449.95, $349.95 and $299.95, respectively. Updated information about the product line is available from LG at http://www.lgusa.com/navigation
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Posted by Scott Martin at April 24, 2007 6:34 AM