nuviphone M20

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nuviphone M20

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nuviphone M20 is the second phone announced from Garmin Asus collaboration. When two companies made their first official announcement of nuviphone G60 last week they also mentioned other Garmin Asus phones would follow - I guess they’re weren’t kidding. nuviphone M20 is mostly targeted for on-the-go business professionals with its Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system that enables you to sync to your business stuff with ActiveSync.


Here are the main features and specs:



  • dual-band 3.5G / tri-band GSM

  • Wi-Fi

  • 2.8’ TFT touch screen

  • 4GB or 8GB of storage

  • 3MP camera

  • OPERA browser, HTML, WAP 1.2.1/2.0


Do we need to mention it has an embedded GPS receiver? Do we even need to talk about door-to-door navigation with voice guidance capabilities - or preloaded POIs? This is Garmin. Of course it does all that. But we will mention a few things: It does come with a car mount so get ready to ditch your standalone GPS navigation system. Also you’ll have the ability to navigate to directions from contacts, or to places from local search results. And it does have a pedestrian mode.


No word on pricing or availability just yet but they’ll reveal that first half 2009. At least we know it will be on display at MWC so expect some videos soon. And check out these pictures of the jump…

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(Via NaviGadget.)

GPS USB

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GPS USB

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We want to thank IO Data of Japan for providing the basics we may all need one day. Just a simple GPS receiver on a USB stick. No bluetooh, no A-GPS, or anything else.


The receiver is SiRF Star III chipset and comes with Super Mapple Digital Ver9, a popular Japanese map software. It goes for about 137 €… via




(Via NaviGadget.)

Vexia Econav GPS navigation system

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Vexia Econav GPS navigation system

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British Vexia just announced environmentally friendly GPS navigation systems that will help you save money and protect the environment with its software that tells you the optimal way to drive. All you have to do is enter your car type, fuel type and occupancy level, and the system will direct your to a route that is easiest on your wallet and mother nature. Vexia Econav can even advise you on which gear to use, and their accelerator pedal indicator will comment on the weight of your right foot.


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the first ecological GPS in the world, it will help you to cut carbon emissions by up to 30%. In fact, Econav will not just make your life easier, but will pay for itself in the first six months of use.


Currently they offer these four models:



  • Vexia Econav 350 Regional maps £159.99

  • Vexia Econav 350 European maps £189.99

  • Vexia Econav 430 Regional maps £199.99

  • Vexia Econav 430 European maps £229.99




(Via NaviGadget.)

nuviphone G60 technical details

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nuviphone G60 technical details

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nuviphone M20 was the highlight of the day but Garmin Asus also made the technical details of nuviphone G60 available yesterday. You can visit our nuviphone G60 page for the whole story of nuviphones but for technical details see below:



  • 2G Connectivity: Quad-band GSM / GPRS / Edge 850/900/1800/1900

  • 3G Connectivity: 850/1900/2100 HSDPA 3.6 Mbps

  • Other Connectivity: 802.11 b/g WLAN, Bluetooth, HFP, HSP, AVRCP, A2DP mini-USB 2.0

  • OS: Linux

  • Dimensions: 112 x 58.1 x 14.6 mm

  • Weight: 137g (battery included)

  • Display: 3.55″ 65K colors, anti-glare resistive touchscreen

  • Display Resolution: 272 x 480 WQVGA

  • Camera/Photos: 3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging

  • Flash Memory: 4GB on-board 128 MB RAM

  • Expandable Memory: Micro SD, HC Capable, expandable up to 16GB

  • Music Player: MP3 capable

  • Headphone Jack: 2.5 mm

  • Battery: 1100 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium cell

  • Email: POP3, IMAP 4, IMAP idle, SMTP

  • Internet: HTML browser based on Webkit platform

  • Calendar/PIM: Outlook contacts and calendar

  • Productivity: Document viewing: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPG




(Via NaviGadget.)

i-Mate 810

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i-Mate 810

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i-Mate 810 is the name of the new rugged smartphone that will be released at MWC 2009 next week. Like we just said the selling point for this phone must it is rubberized outer shell and impact resistant QVGA touch screen.


i-Mate 810 runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 OS, offers GSM and 3G connectivity, has a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and a 2MP camera.


What we’re not used to seeing with most smartphones is the built-in digital compass that i-Mate 810 supports. We’re not sure if you have to run a special app to get figure out your heading though. Obviously the 810 has a GPS receiver as well but no word on what kind of navigation software if at all is installed on it….


(Via NaviGadget.)

AlerteGPS G520 with over-the-air updates

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AlerteGPS G520 with over-the-air updates

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French brand AlerteGPS just announced their latest speed camera warning system G520 which supports a SIM card for automatic over-the-air database updates.


Like G220 and G320, G520 has a 1.8″ OLED screen with 240x160 pixels resolution and the ability to support 262K colors. G520 can also work with a battery and can work on bikes as well.


The G520 can accommodate optional service RTA (Real Time Alert) that allows you to be informed of the presence of mobile radars in real time. This is where the users come in. They could either be using the AlerteGPS G520 or GPS-equipped cell phone with Winkango software. We’re not sure about the details but the information from the users is then passed on to the servers and then transmitted to G520 over the air.


G520 currently sells for 249 € and it comes with 3 years of automatic updates for the radar database which is done at least once a month. After the first 3 years udpate will cost 10 € per year…

(Via NaviGadget.)

HKC Mopad 8E

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HKC Mopad 8E

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What we’re looking at here is the new HKC Mopad 8E. It looks a like sexy device with attractive curves that remind us of another highly popular device :)


Mopad 8E specializes with its ability to receive digital TV channels (DVB-H). But that’s not why we’re talking abou it here at Navigadget. HKC Mopad 8E also integrates an GPS receiver for navigation - but like most other device from far east we don’t have any clue about the software that works with this GPS receiver.


We do know all the other specs though:



  • 3.2″ touch screen

  • 8GB memory

  • 624MHz CPU

  • 1150mAh battery

  • 128MB RAM

  • 3MP camera


Oh, and that button like thing near the bottom between the green and red keys is a fingerprint scanner.>

(Via NaviGadget.)

Navman S300T review

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Navman S300T review

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We had already talked about the arrival of top-of-the-line GPS navigation system from Navman, Navman S300T. Today we have a review of the Navman S300T GPS navigation system. Before we share a few ideas from the review, let’s a have a general look at the feature and spec set. First off, S300T has a 4.3″ widescreen like the rest of the Platinum series. It is touchscreen and uses their ‘glide touchscreen’ interface. Some software features include advanced lane guidance, 3D landmarks and junction views, text to speech with an Australian accent, safety alerts for school zones, red light cameras, and mileage reporter.


More high end features on S300T include Live Local search, Live Traffic updates, bluetooth hands free calling with a compatible phone, and FM transmitter.


The reviewer thought having a single button on the device was a good idea just like excluding and useless features such as a digital camera. It was lighweight and slim, and the graphics were well drawn. The 3D views at complicated intersections was quite helpful, but the same can not said about 3D landmarks.


S300T came with lifetime traffic updates provided by SUNA traffic - however it was a bit too cryptic…

(Via NaviGadget.)

Telenav Brings Turn-By-Turn GPS to Android and the G1

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Telenav Brings Turn-By-Turn GPS to Android and the G1

Chalk up another mark in the things-Android-can-do-on-the-G1-that-certain-other-phones-can't list: GPS maker Telenav is bringing a slick-looking turn-by-turn navigation app to the G1 this month.

The service, which will run $10 a month, looks like it includes all the trappings of a standalone GPS unit: voice-recognition for hands-free control, live traffic updates, a hefty POI database including restaurant reviews and gas prices, and a great-looking 3D interface.

The UI here looks really superb, which is heartening, as it's one of the first Android apps to hit from a major CE development shop. Hopefully they'll bundle a car charger with this though, because the G1's battery would definitely feel the hurt from something like this.

The app will be out on February 24 with a free one-month trial before the monthly charges kick in.

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Exitpoint Sonar-based Dive Navigation System

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Exitpoint Sonar-based Dive Navigation System

Exitpoint Sonar-based Dive Navigation System


If your interest happens to be underwater, the Exitpoint sonar-based dive navigation and early warning system was specially designed to reduce incidences of divers ending up separated while assisting inexperienced divers to go through unfamiliar and challenging environments without running into trouble. Divers will be able to access real-time information as well as the location of their dive buddy(ies), supervisor and boat in a jiffy. The inclusion of a proximity warning also alerts divers who might accidentally swim out of range. What makes Exitpoint different is its ability to function even in adverse conditions such as strong currents and low visibility. It will come in titanium or gun metal finish with stainless steel accents, and hopefully this is one concept that will see action on the production line soon.





(Via UberGizmo, the Gadgets News Blog.)

Augmentra enhances off-road nav software

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Augmentra enhances off-road nav software


Augmentra enhances off-road nav software


UK-based Augmentra, the editor of Viewranger outdoor navigation software for mobile phones said today its solution is now compatible with Nokia S60 touch screen phones such as the Nokia 5800. With this new release Augmentra has also enhanced its software to allow over-the-air access to a growing library of navigable leisure route guides. The company has initiated partnerships with content publishers to make their leisure route content available to be searched, browsed and downloaded direct to the handset. The first partner to deliver their content through this platform is walkingworld.com who offers a library of over 4,500 detailed and illustrated walking guides across the UK.





Further enhancements within the software add extensions to ViewRanger’s BuddyBeacon tracking capability. A Buddy Trail is now shown and you can set a BuddyBeacon as a navigation target. ViewRanger has also partnered with Retrieva Tracking Ltd to allow users to track and navigate to their dogs via BuddyBeacon support for Retrieva’s upcoming GPS-enabled dog collar.





To date Viewranger offers the broadest choice in topographic maps with more than 10 countries covered in Western Europe.






(Via GPS BUSINESS NEWS.)

Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

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Jobo’s PhotoGPS Geo-tagging for DSLR is now Mac-friendly

The compact and lightweight Jobo’s PhotoGPS grabs GPS data such as country, city, street and point of interest, whenever your digital camera takes a picture. It unique design fits directly on your camera’s flash mount, and the physical locations of the shots taken are determined later with bundle software. The application used to work for Windows XP and Vista only, but now the company has made it available for Mac users.


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The geo-tagging device consumes little power and reserves it energy thanks to a self-awake smart design that’s sensing the signal from camera flash shoe, in real time, and the battery can be charged via an USB interface.


The JOBO photoGPS is available now for both Windows and Mac operating systems with a suggested retail price of $159. Optional Hot shoe adapter for Sony cameras is $49.90.


photoGPS Specifications



  • Capture time: approximately 0.2 seconds

  • Hot-shoe interface: Standard hot-shoe (ISO 518:2006)

  • Power source: Internal rechargeable120mAh cell (non user replaceable)

  • System Information: via 2 LED’s (System Status)

  • Memory capacity: around 1000 locations (built in 128MB memory)

  • Accuracy: 10m

  • Geodata: via Tele Atlas Map Material (Country, City, Street, POI)

  • Supported file formats: JPEG, RAW with XMP Sidecar file

  • Dimensions: Main unit without adapter 2.7 x .8 x 1.7 inches

  • Weight: 2 ounces

  • PC connectivity: USB2.0

  • Battery charging electrical source: USB2.0

  • System requirements: Windows XP (SP2) and Vista (SP1), MAC OS

  • Included accessories: USB cable, CD-ROM with photoGPS matching software, organizer and viewing software

  • Optional accessory: Hot shoe adapter available separately for Sony (and several Konica Minolta) digital SLR cameras




(Via SlashGear.)