V7's making sure you know exactly what its target market is by announcing a budget-minded GPS unit to accompany that $349 LCD panel
it just tossed out. Entering a fairly saturated entry-level GPS
market, the Navigator 1000 features a 3.5-inch touchscreen monitor, 320 x 240 resolution, turn-by-turn directions in 23 robotically-spoken languages, an SD slot, SiRF Star III GPS receiver, photo viewer, rechargeable Li-ion battery pack, MP3 / AVI / MPEG4 playback, and even mounting hardware to rig it up in your ride. Distributed by Ingram Micro, this unit is pre-loaded with maps of the US and Canada, sports "1.8 million POIs," and comes with a stylus pen to keep those fingerprints from taking over your screen. Although you won't find Bluetooth
/ handsfree functionality here, the Navigator 1000 should prove to be a fairly solid GPS unit for around $340.