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The personal navigation device market just got a bit more competitive. Following in Google's footsteps of offering free navigation to users of Motorola's DROID smartphone, Nokia recently announced its own plans to begin offering free map updates and navigation services to smartphone users. As Jukka Hosio, director of Nokia's services marketing,... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of Google, Navigon, and Nextar, TomTom is promising free map updates for select GPS navigation systems starting in the second quarter of this year. Although details as to which models will be included in this offer are scant at this point, TomTom tells us that the updates will be available to users by simply connecting... Read more...
NAVIGON announced the fourth free update (version 1.4.0) to its MobileNavigator iPhone navigation App. The update now integrates Google Local Search into the application and offers new functions such as enhanced pedestrian navigation, an audiobook mode, directions in a turn-by-turn list format, an Emergency Help... Read more...
Navigation systems have been a luxury add-on option to many vehicles for some time now. With the exception of the Suzuki SX4 however, a built-in navigation system with a new car generally cost at least $1,000 if not much more. Given the plethora of personal navigation devices from the likes of Garmin and TomTom, as well as the many options... Read more...
TomTom is adding a special edition of the TomTom XXL to its family of products. The new TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition delivers TomTom’s premium technologies, optimal routing, and latest maps of the U.S., Canada, and Europe on an extra-large, five-inch screen. The TomTom XXL 540S World Traveler Edition uses TomTom’s proprietary IQ... Read more...
Later this month, Dual Electronics plans to ship one of the first kits that will convert your iPod Touch into a PND (portable navigation device). The GPS Navigation & Battery Cradle will enable the iPod Touch to receive a GPS signal and to use location-based service applications. Dual Electronics' system consists of a snap-on module and... Read more...
An upcoming version of Mio Technology’s MiBuddy will be among the latest devices to run Google’s Android operating system. The new MiBuddy joins a list of Android-powered gadgets that fit outside the realm of smartphones. The MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen MIND (mobile Internet navigation device) will offer full Internet browsing capabilities,... Read more...
At this point, there are a number of GPS applications available in the App Store. Without a doubt, the iPhone has the most full-featured GPS options out there in the smartphone arena, though it seems as if the TomTom TomTom app is the one getting the most attention. Regardless of whether or not it's superior to the others, it is the one with... Read more...
TomTom's dedicated GPS business has thrived for years, but things are changing. Navigation applications are now moving to smaller devices, and oftentimes to devices that aren't made by the same company as the one making the software. Even TomTom has a navigation app for the iPhone, along with loads of other rival firms. And you can bet that... Read more...
The dedicated GPS landscape continues to grow, despite the fact that integrated GPS applications on smartphones could be looking to steal away some of that precious market share. Magellan, a smaller player in the grand scheme of things, has just introduced the RoadMate 1700, and without a doubt the standout feature is... Read more...
TomTom is on a roll lately. Less than two weeks after announcing its new flagship series, the TomTom GO x50, the company is announcing two new models—the TomTom XXL 530S and TomTom XXL 540S—with extra-large, five inch screens. Both PNDs feature TomTom's IQ Routes Technology to help you drive the smartest and most efficient routes wherever... Read more...
While everyone seems to be talking about TomTom's GPS application for the iPhone, it's little-known Navigon that is really stepping up to the challenge. Today, the company is introducing its second major update for its MobileNavigator app, and it's definitely one worth checking out.For starters, the update makes the... Read more...
We've had our suspicions for awhile now, but now it looks like the research is confirming it. The dedicated navigation device has seen its peak, and it's days at the top are numbered. We knew that the standalone PND could be going the way of the Dodo when navigation applications began to pop up on some of the world's... Read more...
Garmin isn't unleashing a new fleet of navigators over at IFA, but the company is still introducing one new guy that'll undoubtedly garner its fair share of attention. The nüvi 1690 doesn't look all that different than any of the company's other PNDs, but as they say about relationships, it's what is inside that counts. This device is the... Read more...
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...
One of the first things we thought when TomTom announced that it would finally be making an honest-to-goodness iPhone app was this: "what will this do to standalone GPS sales?" It's a reasonable question--TomTom has long since made its profits by selling hardware with routing software built in. The app within was just a portion of the equation,... Read more...
iPhone and iPod Touch users will soon be able to download Pilot My-Cast by Garmin, a cell phone application that provides aviation weather data, flight planning, and flight filing services to U.S. and Canadian based subscribers. Pilot My-Cast is unique in that it receives aviation data directly from the National Weather Service, Environment... 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...
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