New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2200

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The new RoadMate 2200 GPS navigation system was announced and should be available this month, just in time for the holidays. A few more details follow. Again, it’s got a small form factor that is going to be great. Basic navigation in a small pocketable size, but pioneers this concept of a CrossOver GPS. It comes pre-loaded with maps and Points of Interest of the US, comes with an integrated battery for easy use away from the car (up to 8 hours). The Outdoor features are a paid upgrade (too bad), but I like the idea of this. Friends of mine and I talk about the need to have “Outdoor” capabilities on an automotive GPS.

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New GPS: Magellan RoadMate 2500t

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The new RoadMate 2500t GPS navigation system was announced and should be available this month, just in time for the holidays. A few more details follow. Again, it’s got a small form factor that is going to be great. Basic navigation in a small pocketable size, but pioneers this concept of a CrossOver GPS. It comes pre-loaded with maps and Points of Interest of the US, comes with an integrated battery for easy use away from the car. The Outdoor features are included out of the box; I like the idea of this. This includes Topo contour maps and more. I mean this is pretty good. Don’t know if I think of this as a backpacking GPS, actually I know I don’t – doesn’t sound like you can bring more batteries, but I like the idea of this for outdoor living. Hey, it’s even waterproof!

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Garmin Mobile Available on Select BackBerry Phones

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Garmin announced that Garmin Mobile – an application that delivers maps, directions, and turn-by-turn navigation – will be available on select BlackBerry devices. Recall Garmin announced Garmin Mobile last year about this time, with a significant upgrade to its capabilities this past July.

“The availability of Garmin Mobile on BlackBerry devices gives BlackBerry customers numerous features that they would not normally have access to,” said Gary Kelley, Garmin’s vice president of marketing. “The advanced features of Garmin Mobile – such as real time fuel prices, traffic, and weather information – are very desirable because they help save time and money while traveling.”

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New GPS: Navman N20, N40i and N60i

navman_n60i.jpgNavman is putting out a line of new thin GPS units; the N-series range including the Navman N20, N40i and the N60i. All will use the NavPix system, include touchscreens and for the N40i and N60i, will include a 1.3 megapixel camera for taking pictures. The NavPix system allows you to add pictures into the GPS so that you navigate to a picture instead of a location or a waypoint. When you get there, you know what you are looking for.

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September 11, 2006

NAVTEQ Announces Dynamic Traffic Content for Mobile Networks

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NAVTEQ has announced the availability of NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile, a service that provides continuously updated, average traffic flow speed as well as incident and construction information for 67 major metropolitan U.S. markets. NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile is available for GPS navigation applications, distributed via cellular network providers seeking subscriber relevant products and services. Wow, Map provider and now traffic too.

Telmap, developer of the Telmap Navigator turn-by-turn navigation software, is a provider of the technology that delivers NAVTEQ’s Traffic Mobile information to the user’s navigation system. Telmap Navigator will be exhibited on various mobile devices and platforms at NAVTEQ’s booth during the 2006 CTIA Wireless I.T. and Entertainment convention opening today in Los Angeles. Telmap is the first company demonstrating NAVTEQ Traffic Mobile.

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September 8, 2006

HTC P3300 PDA/Mobile Phone – Integrated with TomTom Software

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TomTom has been on a tear recently, and they aren’t stopping yet. TomTom has announced that they are working with HTC, a relatively unknown but very experienced handheld maker, to launch the HTC P3300 a handheld PDS/Phone with TomTom Navigator 6 software built right in. This will be the first step in a collaboration agreement between the two companies. While fans might thing of this as a rival to HP and Palm products, the real news here is that unless GPS companies evolve away from stand alone devices, they are going to get left in the dust. I think that Mio, Garmin and TomTom realize that they have excellent navigation system software, and that the expertise is needed in the development of navigation systems not matter what the hardware is, witness this launch, TomTom’s Navigator software, The Mio 350 and 550 PDA's, the Garmin PDA series and even Garmin’s Mobile Phone software. I'm telling you I need a SiRF star chip in my Video iPod for the ultimate convergence.

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Delorme Releases StreetAtlas USA 2007

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DeLorme has released their new Delorme Street Atlas 2007 with some very nice features to talk about. Perennially a strong mapping software, the Street Atlas 2007 is a great companion to your GPS to help you plan trips and navigate. I know a lot of people who use a laptop to navigate on long trips with this software, and I myself have used the software to plan weeklong bike trips and downloaded the routes onto my Garmin eTrex for the daily rides. Street Atlas USA 2007 comes out with aerial images and expanded support for handheld devices, including PDAs, phones and portable media players. If that wasn’t enough, it also includes over 3.5 million new or revised roads in the U.S. plus, for the first time from DeLorme, the addition of street-level detail and places of interest for Canada.

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September 7, 2006

Uniden to Launch GPS Units this Fall

Update: We have pictures of the New Uniden GPS units. Not a lot of feature details for each, but pictures.


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Uniden announced its entrance into the Global Positioning System (GPS) category. The company will debut a new line of portable GPS navigation, Uniden MapTrax, beginning in Fall 2006. The line up looks to be mid to high end on the feature set, with mid to large sized screens available. No big news as far as ground breaking features yet, but I look forward to hearing more on the development in the near future.

News from their release follows:

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HP to Release new Widescreen iPaq with GPS – RX5915

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In what may be a frontal assult to the Garmin Nuvi franchise, HP is hitting them from the PDA side of the wall with a new widescreen iPaq that is being called a “travel companion”. Sound familiar? The unit will come with the SiRF star III chipset, as well as other big features that make it stand up as a full fledged PDA – WiFi, Bluetooth, a Samsung 400Mhz processor, 2GB of flash memory and 64MB of ROM.

Pricing looks to be in the $600 range. Europe as a first market, but stay tuned for US announcements soon, I would imagine.

Update: Now shipping at Amazon and available in the US.

Via MobileWhack

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Another GPS Pet Collar - RoamEO

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Here we go again… another GPS collar for Dogs. The RoamEO collar and GPS system comes with a pretty fancy little readout that allows you to see where your dog is in relation to you. It also allows you to set up a “GPS Fence” that will alert you when the pet passed by this pre-determined limit. The issue is that if you are off in the woods and Spot takes off after a Deer, or worse a Skunk, you may not be able to track him/her if they go beyond the mile range of the receiver. The device can track up to 3 pets at once. The main system costs $459 (collar + handheld receiver), and $149 for each additional collar.

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Via Gizmodo


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