The big news this month had to be the announcement of the new mobile applications for the iPhone. Long rumored, and now available (Navigon for europe only), the slew of mobile phone capable navigation is going to build on a market long occupied by TeleNav. Should be interesting to see build.
Garmin wasn't quiet this past month as they announced a touchscreen unit that is a bit more compact, very capable, and a bit less expensive than the higher end units that it has been plowing the investment dollars into - the Garmin Dakota hits stores soon.
May serves as a good transition to the summer driving season as manufacturers ready their new models for the stores and some news trickles out ahead of people buying their navigation system of choice. This spring brought a few curve balls including the news that Navigon was going to leave the US market after a 2+ year run. The new TomTom GO 740 LIVE is on sale, and the new Garmin Nuvi's are due to ship next week. Looks like a good summer for keeping up on GPS News - sign up for our newsletter and get emailed all of our articles every Monday morning.
Happy New Year from GPS Lodge - just reviewing the last month of the year, where we saw a lot of crazy (great) prices for GPS units in the holiday shopping season, and hopefully they will continue.
Of course if you are looking for a GPS still a good place to start is either in my Holiday shopping Guide, or my GPS Review section - plenty of reviews of leading devices there.
It's always busy coming into the end of the year for the GPSLodge.com; deals are coming, merchandise is lining up for the big holiday push and just around the corner, CES will be launching new GPS models into the market. Here's a look at some of the stories we published over the last month.
As summer winds down, we saw some news of new units pick up for holiday sales planning, while we also saw some nice discounting of older models as they were being squeezed or replaced on the shelf by new models.
With the IFA show in Berlin going on the last week in August, the month really woke up with announcements coming from numerous GPS makers. The trade show is set just before the holidays and usually sees introductions that are headed for the shelves to catch some of that holiday cheer. The show saw a Euro only Connected TomTom (740 and 940 LIVE), while Garmin introduced extensions to their Nuvi 200 and 700 series by improving the product offerings and adding lifetime traffic capabilities (no subscription required).
This month I also reviewed the Garmin Oregon 400t handheld GPS after using it for several weeks, as well as the new TomTom ONE 130/130S and 330/330S XL units.
It's the middle of the driving season with people driving to save money instead of flying, or even taking the "Stay-cation" to hang close to home. Either way, a GPS can help keep things on track. Here are a few of the stories we hit this month.
The Summer driving season is here and folks are grabbing GPS units and taking off on their $4 a gallon roadtrips. If you need to save money on gas, check out how a GPS can help save money on gas. Also from the achieves, if you are heading to Europe, check out GPS Options for Europe.
April saw some serious discounting hit the store shelves as GPS makers are getting ready for the summer driving season. New models have been announced, store shelves are getting stocked and with Tax Rebate checks in the mail, maybe people will be grabbing GPS units by the handful. If so, we are locking and loading on a bunch of reviews coming up so stay tuned.
Another Busy month here in the early part of the year as prices get slashed, new models hit the store shelves and we get sneak peeks at those units as they hit the streets. Driving season is right around the corner.