While TomTom and Garmin
have been duking it out in court, a few big names have snuck in and unleashed a bevy of GPS navigation devices; chiefly, Nokia and their 330 Auto Navigation
. So it's no surprise to hear that Garmin and TomTom are looking to reclaim some turf by getting in on some of that hot GPS on handset action
. Of course, TomTom already has their SIM-enabled GO 715
navigator and works extensively with experienced handset makers Quanta
and Inventec Appliance
. More notable perhaps are those pesky "market sources" who say that Garmin is already in talks with Compal
who we've seen dabbling in GPS-enabled devices for Via Michelin and others. The surprise here isn't that Garmin and TomTom are entering this burgeoning market, only that they haven't done so already.