September 6, 2005

GPS NEWS: Hey what's in your Phone - Garmin Mobile?

Garmin is moving into the phone market by providing the service that helps you navigate with your GPS enabled phone. They are doing this through Sprint PCS Vision phones (for now) with 3 Sanyo phones. The service is an easy to use software application that lets compatible mobile phones (in the US) funciton as GPS navigation devices. Want to go to restaurants, addresses, ATM's? Bring up the Point of Interest, get directions and be able to directly dial the phone number of that restaurant to make reservations.

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August 29, 2005

Enhanced GPS Service in Rental Cars with Traffic.com

Avis has announced a new feature on their Avis Assist system that is available with car rentals for an added $9.95 per day. Different from the Hertz NeverLost system that evolved to the consumer offering as the Magellan RoadMate 700 series, the Avis Assist is a Moto phone that allows you to get in touch with the call center, and they download directions to the handset that can then walk you through the directions. The software and service is available for other Moto phones through the Viamoto product line. With the enhnaced ability "they are adding real-time data from Traffic.com, which gathers information from digital roadside sensors, government sources, operations centers, aircraft and mobile units.

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August 25, 2005

GPS NEWS: Mio GPS Smartphone A701

News of Mio's first GPS smartphone the Mio A701 has hit the wires, and it is configured as a Windows Mobile based phone. The specifications are a 520MHz Intel XScale PXA270 processor with 192MB of memory of which 64MB as ROM. The phone has a 2.7 inch 240x320 pixel display, and a 1.3MP camera on the back side. It supports GSM and GPRS. It has Bluetooth connectivity and has an SD slot for expandability. Sorry - no WiFi.

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August 15, 2005

GPS-enabled Mobile Phone Games are here...

Today Boost Mobile announced the first GPS-enabled Java cell phone games in the United States with 2 games "Swordfish" and "Torpedo Bay" that were developed by Blister Entertainment.


The games use the GPS capabilities of most cell phones to figure out where you are, then it creates a virtual playing field that you get to play on.


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