January 7, 2008

Magellan Maestro Elite 3270

Magellan introduced the Maestro Elite 3270, which features the first state-of-the-art, flat-panel touch-screen display in the portable vehicle navigation industry. This essentially eliminates the plastic frame around the GPS and makes for a sleek new look.

The compact 3.5-inch Maestro Elite 3270 unit features a seamless touch-panel that integrates the newest display technology for a highly responsive screen and an elegant, high-tech look. Even a light touch will instantly get users to the next screen with its high-sensitivity display. Magellan is the first GPS manufacturer to eliminate the plastic bezel housing common to portable navigation devices. The result is an edge-to-edge, completely flat touch display that gives the Maestro Elite 3270 a state-of-the-art, seamless surface with sensitivity and performance superior to anything else on the market today.

“Portable auto navigation has easily been one of the best-selling categories this holiday season, underscoring how GPS adoption is growing rapidly among mass consumers,” said Nelson Chan, president and CEO of Magellan. “With the Maestro Elite 3270’s flat-panel screens, Magellan is driving the next level of consumer demand for elegant, fully featured compact navigation solutions. The complete set of features, its elegant design, ease of use and exclusive AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance make GPS a pleasure to use, with a style that people simply desire.”

Fully loaded, compact, and traffic-enabled
The Maestro Elite 3270 – priced at $499 – also will feature Magellan’s proprietary SayWhere™ text-to-speech technology that announces street names, Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, pre-loaded maps of North America, Puerto Rico and Mexico and more than 6 million searchable points of interest (POIs). At only 17.8 mm thick and just 82.5 mm tall, the new Maestro packs dozens of advanced mapping features and a bright 3.5-inch QVGA screen into the industry’s most compact, portable auto navigation unit.

Magellan’s exclusive AAA TourBook® travel guide and member Roadside Assistance information comes preloaded in the Maestro Elite 3270, as does an integrated live traffic receiver with a free three-month subscription to Magellan’s real-time traffic service.

The Maestro Elite 3270 will be compatible with Magellan VantagePoint™, the only desktop application on the market that helps people manage their GPS maps, information, and other content and easily sync it to their devices. Through VantagePoint, which is a free download from http://www.magellangps.com, Magellan customers can personalize and expand their GPS experience.

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 7, 2008 8:05 PM

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