Post Thumbnail

We already know plenty of people who've eschewed traditional turn-by-turn GPS systems in favor of plotting it out for free on Google Maps, and now there's whispers that Mountain View is coming after the rest of the market with a free nav app. That's at least what nav services providers are saying t

5 years ago 0 Comments
October 27, 2009 at 4:24PM
Post Thumbnail

We already know plenty of people who've eschewed traditional turn-by-turn GPS systems in favor of plotting it out for free on Google Maps, and now there's whispers that Mountain View is coming after the rest of the market with a free nav app. That's at least what nav services providers are saying t

5 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Warm on the heels of its T30 PMP, Nextar is getting official with two new GPS units in its ever-expanding SNAP family. Up first is the SNAP5 -- which predictably includes a 5-inch touch panel -- followed by the 7-inch SNAP7. Both devices check in at just 0.7-inches thick and feature stereo speakers

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Despite issuing an early statement of objection, the EC has come around to see the merits of a TomTom / Tele Atlas deal. In fact, the two companies have received \"unconditional clearance\" from the European Commission for the proposed acquisition. The US already approved the deal in October. Thing is

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Reuters is reporting that the European Commission, apparently having completed is inquiry into the $4.2b acquisition offer TomTom made Tele Atlas last year, is issuing a \"statement of objections.\" It's not a flat-out rejection / do not pass go / do not collect $200, but now TomTom supposedly has unt

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Motorola just announced a new Mobile TV with GPS and Tele Atlas maps. Think their DH01 (pictured) DVB-H TV with the addition of built-in navigation. Motorola is light in the details for specs, release, and price. As such, we assume everything else is the same on this personal DVR with 4.3-inch disp

6 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The European Commission has just opened an investigation into TomTom's proposed purchase of Tele Atlas, claiming that consumers could be hurt by a GPS hardware maker owning one of the two major digital map providers. Specifically, the so-called \"in-depth inquiry,\" which will be concluded no later th

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The predicted bidding war between Garmin and TomTom over a takeover of Tele Atlas has certainly come to fruition, with TomTom all set to go ahead with a $4.2 billion bid taking place on Monday. Garmin stepped back from the brink on Friday, after offering a measly $3.3 billion. Tele Atlas's managemen

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Man, we were only half kidding when we suggested that Tele Atlas hold out for more money. But sure enough, they're now looking at a sweet €30.00 per share offer as followup to TomTom's original €21.25 offer which took just a tad too long to formalize. That's a bump from $2.56 billion to $

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Man, it must feel mighty fantastic to be Tele Atlas right about now. Not even a month after TomTom finalized a whopping $2.5 billion offer to take the map maker over, Garmin -- which currently relies on NAVTEQ maps -- has come out swinging with a staggering $3.3 billion bid of its own. As expected,

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Just one day after Nokia offered $8 billion for NAVTEQ, TomTom is in the news with a formal offer for Tele Atlas. Of course, TomTom had already announced their intent to offer €21.25 per share (about $2.56 billion) for the map maker back in July -- the same amount tendered today. Back then the

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

As if Mio didn't have enough new kit coming down the pipeline, now we've learned that the outfit is reportedly readying another duo of portable navigation devices. The C620 and C620t seem to only differ in the traffic functionality built into the latter, as each will sport a 4.3-inch touchscreen dis

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

TomTom is currently the world's largest manufacturer of car navigation devices, but doesn't seem content to settle there, and has just put a $2.5 billion bid in for Tele Atlas, which provides maps for the likes of MapQuest, Google Maps, and of course navigation devices aplenty. TomTom currently acco

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Anytime a US-bound PMP sports wireless connectivity we're bound to sit up and take notice, so the fact that Cowon's upcoming Q5 rocks not only Bluetooth and WiFi but HSDPA as well shoots this 40GB or 60GB model right up to the top of our wish list. Besides all that 'net functionality (thanks to Win

7 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

While there's a myriad of all-in-one devices out there that can manage a turn or two of directional guidance, Group Sense PDA's forthcoming navigator makes routing its number one priority, but dons something that most standalone GPS units lack: a camera. The Hatchback GD06, as shown off in an elusi

7 years ago 0 Comments