August 31, 2007

Magellan Maestro 3200 and 4200 line - ( 3200, 3220, 3250, 4200, 4220, 4250)

Not to be outdone, Magellan also announced new units for the holiday shopping season. The new line upgrades include a fee nice additions. The new Magellan Maestro 3200 and 4200 line are being pitched as a thin (<1 inch thick) and capable GPS line.

The 3200 series is a 3.5-inch based screen size, while the 4200 series is a widescreen 4.3-inch line. New to the line are the high end capability of the 3250 and 4250 that have integrated TMC traffic receivers. They also have voice recognition capability, as well as Bluetooth capability. Both the 3200 and 4200 lines maintain the AAA TourBook travel information that is in the Maestro line now.

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The 3200 series is a 3.5-inch based screen size, while the 4200 series is a widescreen 4.3-inch line. New to the line are the high end capability of the 3250 and 4250 that have integrated TMC traffic receivers. They also have voice recognition capability, as well as Bluetooth capability. Both the 3200 and 4200 lines maintain the AAA TourBook travel information that is in the Maestro line now.

"We already have seen tremendous sales growth this year with consumers embracing GPS devices that are more portable and more affordable than ever before. Our engineers and product development team have worked to make this second generation of Maestro units even more powerful and more intuitive to use, with an industrial design that we're proud to say is the smallest in the industry," said Christian Bubenheim, vice president of product marketing for Magellan. "With a diverse selection of units at price points between $269 and $499, we think Maestro will be among the best-selling electronic gifts this holiday season."

The Meastro 4200 line

  • Maestro 4250 - Most feature-rich widescreen GPS unit. When a wide screen is what you want, the Maestro 4250 is the top of the line. It offers integrated live traffic with 3-month trial subscription to Magellan's real-time traffic service; Magellan's industry-first voice command and control; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; SayWhere(TM) text-to-speech; and Bluetooth compatibility for hands-free calling. Available in October, the unit will retail for $499.

  • Maestro 4220 - First Maestro unit to include built-in road maps of Mexico. Featuring a 4.3-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 4220 includes preloaded maps of Mexico, in addition to the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This Maestro 4220 also includes 6 million searchable points of interest and SayWhere(TM) text-to-speech. Available in October, the unit will retail for $449.

  • Maestro 4200 – Offers basic navigation with some solid features including SiRF star III, and QuickSpell technology. Widescreen value at $349


    Maestro 3200 Line

  • Maestro 3250 - Most feature-rich in the most compact GPS unit . The most compact portable auto navigation device on the market, with a 3.5-inch touch screen, the Maestro 3250 delivers integrated live traffic with 3-month trial subscription to Magellan's real-time traffic service; voice command and control; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; SayWhere(TM) text-to-speech; and Bluetooth compatibility for hands-free calling. Available in October, the unit will retail for $399.

  • Maestro 3220 - First Maestro unit to include built-in road maps of Mexico Featuring a 3.5-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 3220 includes preloaded maps of Mexico, in addition to the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. This Maestro 3220 also includes 6 million searchable points of interest. Available in October, the unit will retail for $349.

  • Maestro 3210 - Feature-rich, highly affordable price, AAA TourBook included. Featuring a 3.5-inch QVGA, full-color, anti-glare touch screen display, the Maestro 3210 includes 6 million searchable points of interest; built-in AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance information; and preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Available in September, the unit will retail for $299.

  • Maestro 3200 – Again Solid basics in an entry level device. SiRF star III chipset and value-priced at $269.

    All new Maestro 4200 and 3200 series models feature:

  • SiRF Star III GPS chips to provide the fastest GPS position acquisition in the industry
  • QuickSpell(R) for fast data entry by reducing keystrokes as it checks spelling
  • SmartDetour(TM) feature to help drivers route around freeway traffic
  • Searchable points of interest (POI) database for finding and routing to businesses and services like gas stations, ATMs, hotels, restaurants, airports and more. Listings include a phone number, address and the travel distance
  • Trip Planning provides multi-destination routing when drivers need to make several stops - up to 20 destinations.
  • Exit POIs conveniently list gas stations, lodging and restaurants at freeway exits to help drivers plan stops in advance
  • Night View to optimize display viewing based on time of day
  • Integrated antenna and battery for added portability and cord-free operation in or away from the car.
  • Each of the new Maestro products ships with a windshield mount and cradle, a cigarette lighter adapter, and an adhesive disk for dash mounting.

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    Posted by Scott Martin at August 31, 2007 1:13 AM
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