Items tagged with GPS

TomTom announced its new flagship series, the TomTom GO x50. The series will feature three portable navigation devices, the TomTom GO 950, TomTom GO 750, and TomTom GO 550. The new PNDs are able to calculate a route faster than ever before, ensuring that drivers are ready to go in seconds. The new TomTom GO x50 series uses “the world’s largest”... Read more...
Own a personal navigation device? Use the GPS on your phone? If you're reading this now, the answer is probably "yes." If you're an avid navigation user, you probably understand the benefits quite well. Rather than having to write down directions to facilities, you simply find the address, plug it in and follow the kind lady on the other end.... Read more...
Nokia's much-hyped XpressMusic 5800 was met with high expectations. It was the company's first foray into the full touchscreen world with Symbian S60, and hopes were high that it would really rival the iPhone and other touch alternatives in HTC, LG and Samsung's lineup. Unfortunately, the North American version had some pretty significant... Read more...
The much-hyped CARS program may be drawing to a close, but you know you you'll still be longing for one of those cute-as-a-button MINI Coopers even after that clunker rebate vanishes. If you needed just one more excuse to give your local dealer a visit, how's this? MINI USA has today become the first automaker in the... Read more...
In June, we told you about TomTom’s plan to bring turn-by-turn navigation to the iPhone 3GS. Now that TomTom has officially launched its iPhone app, this plan has become reality. The application works with many of the iPhone’s controls, including its multi-touch display and accelerometer for portrait / landscape viewing. The app can also interact... Read more...
Samsung unveiled three new compact digital cameras designed with social networking in mind. The new TL225 and TL220 are DualView cameras that have two LCDs—one on the front of the camera and another on the back. Samsung’s new CL65 provides numerous means of connectivity, offering geotagging, Bluetooth 2.0, DLNA, and Wi-Fi capabilities. Samsung... Read more...
Just like we heard back in June, Navigon is taking on TomTom and anyone else who dares enter the full-fledged iPhone navigation realm with its snazzy new MobileNavigator application. Released today in Apple's App Store for the North American market (the European version was released last month), the program only works with iPhone OS 3.0. Navigon... Read more...
While Garmin's definitely most famous for its nuvi line of in-car navigation devices, the company has lately begun to branch out somewhat. It makes sense, really--with so many factory cars arriving with NAV built in, Garmin better start looking elsewhere for a steady stream of revenue. To that end, the company is teaming up with automotive... Read more...
AT&T is now offering a new application for the iPhone that provides voice activated turn-by-turn navigation. Given that wireless carriers love to capitalize on regular monthly fees charged to consumers, it’s not too surprising that the new app costs $10 per month. The new app makes it among the first apps to make use of the new in-application... Read more...
Njection Mobile announced that they soon will be allowing for companies to push discounts and coupons through their free Njection Mobile (NMobile)[iTunes] iPhone application for use for their members. What would this mean?  It could mean a boon for local businesses and major retailers and a withdraw from local newspapers and old school... Read more...
Garmin has been steadily expanding its Nuvi GPS lineup for quite some time, but the company's latest introductions are more for the outdoors crowd. The Dakota 10 and Dakota 20 handheld GPS navigators each include a high sensitivity GPS receiver, worldwide basemap and color touchscreen display. Both are completely waterproof and up to 20 hours... Read more...
It's no secret that even GPS units are subject to GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out), leading users astray due to incorrect map data..  People have even been led to the edge of cliffs.  Wouldn't it be appropriate to hear the expression "D'oh!" if such a failure occurred?Well, you won't, but you can get directions via Homer Simpson,... Read more...
It looks like TomTom won’t be the only manufacturer offering a GPS app for the iPhone. Navigon recently announced plans to offer two GPS applications for the iPhone this summer. One version of the Navigon app will offer turn by turn directions as well as many of the high-end features found on a portable navigation device such as views of highway... Read more...
TomTom plans to unleash a long-awaited iPhone app this summer that will give iPhone 3G S users turn-by-turn spoken directions. Announced by TomTom co-founder and CTO Peter Frans Pauwels at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference, the app will work alongside a new car mounting kit that will be available through TomTom. The mounting kit provides... Read more...
Are you a university professor having trouble keeping track of which students are attending your classes and which ones are blowing them off? Well, Japan's Aoyama Gakuin University has a plan for you, using one of the most desired electronic devices around to sucker, we mean, give students an incentive to attend. The plus of joining the project:... Read more...
Wow, who woulda thunk it? Just a few years back, solid state drives were found in only a few extremely high end notebooks. Today, we're looking at an SSD within a navigation system. Crazy, right? Over in Japan, Sanyo has introduced its NVA-GS1609FT and NVA-GS1409DT in-dash navigation systems, both of which fall in the company's 'AV Gorilla'... Read more...
After the success of its LIVE Services on the premium TomTom GO line of GPS devices, the company has announced plans to make LIVE Services available for worldwide travelers through the new TomTom XL LIVE. This new GPS device will bring LIVE services to the mass market with recommended retail price of €219 for a regional version and a... Read more...
For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60, we’re afraid we have some bad news. Garmin’s long-anticipated, much-hyped entry into the smartphone market has been delayed again. Garmin originally planned to launch a nüvifone in the third quarter of 2008. More recently, the company announced a partnership with... Read more...
We’ve looked at rugged digital cameras, now let’s talk about rugged GPS. Garmin recently launched the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t touchscreen handheld GPS devices. These GPS handhelds combine a 3.2 megapixel digital camera with a 3-axis compass and a 3-inch sunlight readable touchscreen display. What’s more, these GPS handhelds are waterproof.... Read more...
TomTom recently unveiled its new Map Update Service which will provide customers with easy access to a full year’s worth of quarterly map updates for a one-time fee. This new service will cost as little as $39.80 per year or $9.95 per map release. To receive the map updates, users will need to connect their TomTom GPS unit to their computer... Read more...
Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech solutions, today announced findings that show consumers will take advantage of automobile voice recognition capabilities if they’re built in. In fact, eight out of nine respondents who own speech-enabled in-car systems and navigation devices regularly use the voice recognition capabilities.... Read more...
We may not have cars that drive themselves yet, but BMW is working on a navigation system that can learn your driving habits and improve the efficiency of the car. The BMW system is called ILENA, which stands for Intelligent Learning Navigation. The system records data during your typical daily commute to learn your route, road gradients,... Read more...
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