We've known for some time that Asus' R700 GPS unit would be hitting Europe by the end of the year, but it looks like the device could now be nearing a US release as well, as it recently made its all-important debut at the FCC. In case you missed it, this one is a Windows CE 5.0-based device, boasting a 4.3-inch touchscreen, RDS / TMC traffic info, a hands-free Bluetooth kit, a microSD card slot for expansion and, of course, all the basic PMP features you'd expect. Of course, there's still no official word on price or date for the US release, but the European model should be available sometime this month for €400-€500 (or roughly $590 to $740).

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