Taking a saturated market and cramming yet another alternative in it is Asus, as its "first entry into the portable GPS
market" looks to be yet another mundane offering with little to differentiate it. The S102 touts an internal antenna, SiRF
Star III receiver, and "advanced natural voice technology" so those turn-by-turn instructions sound eerily lifelike. Other features include a 3.5-inch 320 x 240 resolution touchscreen, handwriting / voice recognition capabilities, 64MB of SDRAM, 64MB of Flash ROM, SD slot, external antenna jack, MP3 playback support, photo viewer, and a rechargeable Li-ion
battery that should be good for about four hours. Although Asus
was kind enough to belt out the specs, it left us hanging in regard to price or future availability, but we're sure it'll fit right in with all the others whenever it lands.
, thanks Dimitris]