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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Often, a shotgun is used at the beginning of a dash, but not so in the world of connected GPS devices, where Telenav launched its Shotgun portable navigation device days after Dash decided to exit the hardware busine...

November 14th 2008 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Originally a $600 piece of kit and released at $400, Amazon and Dash have been drilling away at the Dash Express pricetag since its conception. The unit permanently hit $300 in June, but we're getting the one-day-only vibe on this latest sale: Amazon's offering the Dash Express Navigator as its Gold...

October 28th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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That first traffic update was only the beginning -- Dash is announcing today its first proper software update to the Dash Express. Dubbed June08 (or v2.1), users now get three new trademarked names (among other things): FasterFind - uses SiRFInstantFix for acquiring GPS during startup, so your...

June 30th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Looks like that sale at Amazon's turned into a full blown price cut -- Dash has officially lowered the price on the Dash Express from $400 to $300 (not including service, of course). Of course, this can be interpreted one of two ways: they're selling so well that economies of scale have kicked in, a...

June 20th 2008 at 2:12pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainment The last Switched On discussed the traffic-fighting prowess of the Dash Express, now available for only $299. Its leading ad hoc local information querying and traffic-finding capabilities...

June 12th 2008 at 1:04pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about technology, multimedia, and digital entertainmentWhat do you get when you cross a portable navigation device and a cellphone? Dash Navigation's answer is the $399 Dash Express, the most credible attempt yet to crack the ancient driver conu...

June 3rd 2008 at 3:23am 0 Comments
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If you were looking to snag a Dash Express, perhaps saving a Benjamin could be the excuse you're looking for. We don't know if it's because these things aren't selling well or if there was just some kind of pricing error, but the Dash Express -- was originally set to debut at $600, but then dropped...

June 1st 2008 at 5:54pm 0 Comments
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No need worrying that as much as you'd like to change the Dash Express, you can't. Because you can, savvy? Announced today, Dash Navigation has cracked its platform open for third-party developers and simultaneously launched the industry's first dynamic API program at O'Reilly's Where 2.0 Conferenc...

May 14th 2008 at 6:05pm 0 Comments
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To say we've been waiting far too long for the Dash Express to escape the labs and hit the shelves would be a gross understatement, but now that this connected navigator has taken to the streets, we're wondering if the public at large feels that it was worth the wait. During the time we spent with...

April 4th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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We've been waiting to get our hands on the Dash Express ever since we heard about it way back in 2006, and though we've seen a ton of photos and even toyed around with a beta version of the GPRS / WiFi-connected navigator, actually using the device for a lengthy period of time revealed some pretty...

March 27th 2008 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Not much has changed since we got to play with a beta version of the OpenMoko-powered Dash Express GPRS / WiFi-connected GPS unit, but the packaging is quite nice and the final hardware feels top-notch -- and there are some thoughtful details like a separate cradle power connection so you can just...

March 26th 2008 at 11:53pm 0 Comments