January 7, 2008

Magellan RoadMates 1400, 1412, 1430 New Widescreens

Magellan is launching a new line of Roadmates that are sure to get a few looks. The 1400 series is a widescreen (4.3 inch) line that adds a stronger line-up at the low end with a base and then extended features as you climb up the line.

  • RoadMate 1400 - The unit starts with some base features we have seen in Magellan units like QuickSpell type ahead technology, a new menu, and NAVTEQ maps of the continental US, plus Hawaii and Puerto Rico, 1.3 Million POI, and has a list price of $299.

  • RoadMate 1412 - adds Maps for Canada and Alaska, Text to Speech, and has 6 million POI. List price of $349.

  • RoadMate 1430 - adds fully integrates traffic information through an integrated antenna in the plower plug!!! yes; nice move. List price $399.

    Press Release Follows.....

    Magellan is premiering five new additions to its popular RoadMate series of entry-level vehicle navigation units, including the first 4.3-inch widescreen RoadMate units from Magellan with attractive retail pricing that begins at just $229.

    The Magellan RoadMate series delivers “turn it on and go” functionality in an ultra-slim, pocket-sized form. The new RoadMate 1400 series of GPS units are an extension of the best selling RoadMate brand. The Magellan RoadMate is ideal for drivers new to GPS units or for parents to give to their younger drivers. The new RoadMate series can be viewed this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in Magellan’s booth (no. 31247).

    The new RoadMate 1400 series features a large, widescreen, 4.3-inch anti-glare touch screen and a simple, intuitive user interface, with premiere features including Quickspell™, for fast input with a minimal amount of keystrokes. It also features a newly designed easy to view menu and map screens that incorporate easy to identify, stylish icons and graphics that are clear and crisp to the user.

    The base model, the RoadMate 1400, comes preloaded with Navteq® road maps of the Continental United States, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, plus 1.3 million essential points of interest, such as gas stations, ATMs, and airports with contact details such as location, phone number and travel distance (MSRP $299).

    The RoadMate 1412 adds maps for Canada and Alaska; text-to-speech announcements of street names; and points of interest totalling more than 6 million, including retail, dining, health service and other local business information(MSRP $349).

    The RoadMate 1430 has the same features as the RoadMate 1412 and adds a fully-integrated live traffic feature that uses real-time traffic update information to display traffic incidents along the driver’s route, suggests alternative routes when “fastest time” to destination is selected, and recalculates the expected arrival time based on the monitored traffic. The antenna to receive traffic data is seamlessly integrated into the unit’s power cable. A free three-month subscription to Magellan Traffic Service is included with purchase (MSRP $399).

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    Posted by Scott Martin at January 7, 2008 7:49 PM
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