Wednesday, January 10, 2007

CES 2007: Hard news

Harman/Kardon enters the GPS Navigation Devices market with TrafficPro. From TheAutoChannel.

ViaMichelin X-930 the cheapest PND around: US$199. Current model is the x950.

Mio now includes maps, music, mp3's.

Garmin's Nuvi 680 will be using Microsoft's new LBS offer MSN Direct.

"Microsoft says the new service provides dynamic local information such as weather condition and traffic updates, movies listings, and gas prices."
From WindowsForDevices.

Outdoors

Magellan CrossoverGPS models are portable units, water-proof, ruggedly packed. Good choice of maps and supporting software.

Meanwhile DeLorme announced the GPS PN-20, a portable device that also supports map images like Bushnell models. You can pre-order from DeLorme which is offering map bundles with prices between US$ 450 and US$370.

At the same time Trimble comes up with GuideWorx for the adventurous type. Didn't find the product page at Trimble's website.

Finally, we covered the Onix 200 from Bushnell recently, now Bushnell does XM Radio and Weather. As published by the Chron:
"The ONIX 400 is the first fully integrated portable handheld device that can simultaneously access GPS location data; XM's 170 plus channels of acclaimed music, sports and entertainment; and personalized local real-time XM weather information anywhere in the United States."
More CES 2007 Coverage at

GpsPassion photos from CES 2007 at Flicker
MercuryNews Blog coverage
Navigadget coverage

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