May 13, 2006

Magellan RoadMate 800 - $100 Rebate at Amazon.com

Amazon.com is running a big electronics sale and they are also running a rebate on the Magellan RoadMate 800 from now through May 31st.

Final Cost with rebate is $499.00!

That's less than the RoadMate 760 right now; that's a pretty good deal.

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May 12, 2006

Magellan GPS Rebate - through July 7th


Magellan has a few rebates going on to start the summer if you buy before July 7th (Valid US and Canada).

Magellan eXplorist 200 or eXplorist 210 - $30 Rebate
Magellan eXplorist 400, 500, 600 or eXplorist XL - $50 Rebate
Magellan RoadMate 360 or 760 - $50 Rebate


Links to Magellan Site for All Rebate Forms:
Magellan eXplorist 200 or 210.
Magellan eXplorist 400, 500, 600 or XL.
Magellan RoadMage 360.
Magellan RoadMate 760.

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May 1, 2006

NAVTEQ brings Traffic Service to Magellan RoadMate 700 and 760


Magellan and NAVTEQ have teamed up to bring traffic capabilities to the masses as they announced today that the Magellan RoadMate 760 and 700 portable vehicle navigation solutions are the first to offer NAVTEQ real-time traffic services via NAVTEQ Traffic RDS (Radio Data System). In addition, all Magellan vehicle navigation solutions introduced in 2006 will provide real-time traffic solutions, even entry-level devices, and will provide the one of the most cost-effective real-time traffic solutions on the market.
The subscription-based traffic service is available immediately for the Magellan RoadMate 760 through the purchase of the Magellan TrafficKit(TM) at the Magellan website or from select retailers. The TrafficKit is also compatible with the Magellan RoadMate 700 when customers obtain a software upgrade from the Magellan website.

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April 21, 2006

Magellan RoadMate 860T Announced

So news of the Magellan RoadMate 860T leaked last month, and well, that leak was true. Magellan announced the new Magellan RoadMate 860T portable vehicle navigation system, available in May at US $799. The Magellan RoadMate 860T provides real-time traffic capabilities with 15 months of traffic service included so drivers can easily gain detour routes to get to their destination faster. In addition, the Magellan RoadMate 860T features SayWhere, a text-to-speech function that speaks the street name for upcoming maneuvers. The Magellan RoadMate 860T also doubles as a travel entertainment device, providing users with 10 GB of memory for storing multimedia files so they can enjoy music and view photos.

“The Magellan RoadMate 860T builds upon the benefits, flexibility and value the Magellan RoadMate 800 offered as the ultimate multimedia travel partner,” said Raj Mitra, director of product marketing. “The Magellan RoadMate 860T not only provides enhanced navigation performance with live traffic updates but also delivers more than twice the available memory for multimedia file storage.”

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April 4, 2006

New Magellan RoadMate 3000T, 3050T and 6000T

We reported on the leak that the Magellan RoadMate 3000T was coming on March 23rd, and here's the official word that it and a couple of others are coming out this spring. Magellan announced three new portable vehicle navigation devices, the Magellan RoadMate 3000T, 3050T and 6000T. The products introduce a new intelligent design that's compact, stylish, and even easier to use than previous solutions. They also deliver a better navigation experience by combining the award-winning Magellan user interface with the advanced speed and accuracy of Magellan NavEngine(TM) routing technology, an Intel XScale(R) processor and real-time traffic information. The Magellan RoadMate 3000T, 3050T and 6000T cater to drivers' needs for out-of-the-box routing, traffic avoidance, multi-media functions and features that simplify driving while eliminating the frustration, waste of time and fear of getting lost. The RoadMate 6000T offers bluetooth hands free calling.

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March 23, 2006

Magellan RoadMate 860 Leaked

The New Magellan RoadMate 860 has been leaked through a vendor site, and is ready for pre-order. The New RoadMate 860 builds on the existing RM800 platform in that it has the MP3 player alongside the usual high quality navigation features. The RoadMate 860 adds a traffic receiver for real time traffic updates and it includes 15 months of traffic feeds for free ($5/mo. after that). The unit also includes text-to-speech features to tell you the name of the upcoming street, and has a 20GB hard drive loaded with US Maps and has unlockable European maps preloaded ($199 to unlock). Around 10GB is available to you to load with your own media.

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Magellan RoadMate 3000T Leaked

RoadMate 3000T

The new Magellan RoadMate 3000T is a mid-tier model that will be competing with the likes of the Garmin C340 or the new Garmin C550 and the TomTom 300 or the new TomTom 510. The RoadMate 3000T has a 3.5” touch screen and a 4GB internal hard drive with NAVTEQ maps pre-loaded and the ability to have an add-on traffic module for real time traffic updates.

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February 10, 2006

Magellan eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle

Magellan launched the eXplorist 210 last summer (see our article), and they are going to be launching a new bundle for this spring. The new bundled package called the eXplorist 210 Outdoor Bundle, where you get not only the GPS receiver but also MapSend Topo 3D USA software, a cigarette lighter adapter, USB cable and clip case.

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January 7, 2006

TrafficKit for Magellan Roadmate 760 GPS

Thales Navigation, global innovator of Magellan consumer GPS products for outdoor recreation and vehicle navigation, announced today its newest real-time traffic information and detour solution for North America, following the success of a sound real-time traffic system already available in Europe. The Magellan TrafficKit uses high quality traffic information from NavTeq to inform drivers of incidents that stop or restrict the flow of traffic and intelligently guides drivers around traffic jams to get them to their destination faster. Available in April, the Magellan TrafficKit for North America will be available for preview demonstrations at the 2006 International CES show. Magellan needs this. Competition is delivering live traffic features in their lines. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, this is where automotive GPS units are going and if you aren't there you aren't anywhere.

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January 5, 2006

Turn your Magellan Roadmate 800 into a DivX Movie Player

Over at GPS Passion there is a post that tells you how to get into your Magellan Roadmate 800 to modify it so that you can play movies on it. The Magellan RoadMate 800 is apparently running a full version of Windows CE4.2 and there is a keystroke sequence to get into the hidden menu. Once there, you can upload programs to alter the functionality. It may work, or it may blow your $800 for your RM800. I can't vouch for the accuracy and if you do this you're on your own.

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