Motonav TN555 And TN765 GPS Hands On At MWC

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Motonav TN555 And TN765 GPS Hands On At MWC

Motonav TN555 And TN765 GPS Hands On At MWC


[WMC 2010] Motorola was demonstrating a couple of GPS devices that will make it to the U.S in the next few months. You might remember that we mentioned these units to you'last month during CES.'The most interesting was indeed the TN765, which is the high-end one, with all the features that are must-have on Personal Navigation Devices (PND): Voice commands, 3d maps, hands-free, traffic, messaging, iPod connector… you name it. While the graphics are not as fast as video games, it is still faster than many competitors. If you want, you could have it professionally installed to get all the audio output on your car stereo (there are easier ways to achieve this). Thanks to the widescreen, it is possible to see the map and directions (or other information) at once. Points of interest show up along your path, and if you tap and hold on one of them, the GPS will ask you if you want to go there, or just place a phone call. We’re looking forward to seeing these devices in action.


Garmin Asus nuvifone A50

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Garmin Asus nuvifone A50



Garmin Asus partnership has announced the brand new nuvifone A50 from the Mobile World Congress in Spain. The new nuvifone A50 is an Android powered device that claims to be more location aware than any other smartphone out there.


A50 has a 3.5″ HVGA capacitive touchscreen, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and an accelerometer. Thanks to the Android platform you’ll have access tens of thousands of applications and if you wish you can sync with your work email thanks to Microsoft Exchange server.


Of course Garmin Asus nuvifone A50 comes with Garmin navigation preloaded and all the maps you need are actually on your device so you won’t have to wait for 3G coverage fairies to grant you access.


Other features of the device are the 3MP camera, and the E-Compass.


Garmin says the nuvifone A50 receives its location information from multiple sources including satellite, network-based and terrestrial sources…. Not sure what they mean but we don’t think any of those is a new technology.


It will be available in Europe first quarter of this year.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Garmin Asus nuvifone M10

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Garmin Asus nuvifone M10



Another brand new phone we came across today is the Garmin Asus nuvifone M10. We talked about the M10 just a few days ago but it looks like the official word got out today.


As expected Garmin Asus nuvifone M10 will be a Windows device running Windows Mobile 6.5.3. It has a 3.5″ WVGA screen, 3D task manager, 512MB RAM, and 512MB ROM, and 4GB of storage.


You can expect a decent life from the 1500mAh battery which should get you at least a day on those HSDPA or WiFi networks you can hop on.


Of course Garmin navigation will be preloaded with almost all the bells and whistles of a standalone GPS navigation system.


Garmin Asus nuvifone M10 will come out in Asia and Europe first in first half of this year. Is anyone still interested in a Windows Mobile phone though?




(Via NaviGadget.)

TwoNav Sportiva GPS from CompeGPS

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TwoNav Sportiva GPS from CompeGPS



We’ve talked about TwoNav here before; the GPS people who like green color. Well they just announced a brand new handheld GPS device called TwoNav Sportiva. The device is co-manufactured with Holux, another name that has been in the GPS market for a while now.


Anyhow the device only measures 58x105x23mm, weighs 124 grams, fits IPX6 standards, has a 3D compass and a barometer, has a 3″ transflective touchscreen, 2GB internal memory, and a microSD card reader up to 32GB. GPS reception is by SiRF III, and the battery has 1050mAh capacity which should last up to hours.


Hey, maybe we should’ve talk about what the device is for before all those specs… TwoNav Sportiva is pretty much good for any kind of outdoor activity whether it is to keep track of where you are or your performance. Hiking, biking, geocaching or all valid options thanks to the capable software loaded on Sportiva.


You can bring your own maps with you in different formats, from topographic maps, satellite pictures, raster maps and urban maps to paper scanned maps (because some maps just don’t exist in digital format). You can convert them using CompeGPS Land free basic version and transfer them to your GPS. You can also get your free maps from TwoNav which cover Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Norway, Netherlands, Austria, Morocco, Sweden, Australia, Tunisia, and the USA.


TwoNav Sportiva will be released in about two weeks on March 1st and will cost 379 €.





(Via NaviGadget.)

TomTom EASE Valentine’s Day Special

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TomTom EASE Valentine’s Day Special



TomTom took the entry level GPS navigation system TomTom EASE, changed the color from gray on gray to red on white and called it a Valentine’s Day special. Nothing wrong with that unless you’re buying this for a special someone to put off a bigger purchase you should be planning. This does cost a mere $120 after all on Amazon.


Features? Just the basics but it will still get you from A to B. 3.5″ touchscreen, TeleAtlas maps of the U.S, IQ routes, Map Share, and the TomTom special EasyPort mount. It does speak street names. Good enough.




(Via NaviGadget.)

Motom tablet carries GPS

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Motom tablet carries GPS



Chinese brand Motom may not be a very familiar name just yet but they’re hoping to change that with their latest GPS integrated tablet called M7.


Including its 7″ screen, the specs for the M7 are great as we’ll mention in a second, but only one thing caught our attention which we’d label ‘not-so-exciting’. The OS is Windows XP… Really guys?


But let’s just look beyond that and focus on the 1.3MP webcam, WiFi, 3G conectivity, HDMI port, multiple USB ports, 4800mAh battery, 1GB of RAM, and a 32GB SSD storage. Not bad huh?


Hopefully they can find a distributor here in the states so we can wipe that SSD drive clean and install Android OS on it…

(Via NaviGadget.)

iPad does GPS.

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iPad does GPS.



No need speculate anymore. iPad does GPS if you have $629 or more. That’s because it is only available in the model that carries a 3G module.


Nowadays you can almost be sure that anything that carries a 3G antenna is also capable of A-GPS. A-GPS stands for ‘assisted GPS’ and is actually better than plain old GPS, not the other way around.


But anyhow, the base model is also location aware, though not as much as the 3G model. It can figure out your location based on Wi-Fi signals, and figure out your direction using the digital compass. 3G model however can also figure out your location using cellular towers. Both models also carry the accelerometer.


So what can you do with a GPS enabled coffee table device? You can use any of the existing GPS navigation apps for the iPhone if for some reason you take it with you on a vehicle. No kidding though, this ridiculous article on NYTimes actually thinks Apple iPad is a threat to standalone GPS navigation systems. The commenters are even more funny…




(Via NaviGadget.)

Fine Drive iQ 3D GPS navigation system

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Fine Drive iQ 3D GPS navigation system



Fine Drive of Korea has just come out with another amazing GPS navigation system called Fine Drive iQ 3D.


Fine Drive iQ 3D features free 3D map updates, and TPEG for latest reliable traffic information. What’s unique about iQ 3D is that not only the buildings are rendered in 3D but also the whole terrain of South Korea. But if that’s too much to consume on one 7″ screen for you, you could always switch back to 2D, or a simpler 3D version of the map.


It also features dead-reckoning so you won’t have to worry about losing GPS signal in tunnels, weather and news update with DMB channels, 6W integrated speakers, and software that is capable of calculating your carbon emissions.


Fine Drive iQ 3D will have a 8GB of internal storage and cost about 389,000KRW which is about $336…

(Via NaviGadget.)