Sony launches NV-U2 nav system in Japan

Like most manufacturers whose names are not Garmin or TomTom, Sony's had some trouble gaining a foothold in the already well-established GPS market, but that isn't stopping the jack of all trades from releasing yet another unit for the Japanese market. The NV-U2 is a 4.8-inch in-car PND with a 480 x 272 pixel touchscreen and MPEG-4 support, and improves upon the older NV-U1 by including the so-called "G Position Plus" chipset and shaving several precious millimeters off the depth. Pricing isn't immediately available, but unless your pocket is stuffed with yen, that probably doesn't matter much anyway.