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French paper La Tribune is reporting that Michelin subsidiary ViaMichelin will stop producing personal navigation devices, after capturing only 14% of its domestic market in the face of stiff competition from Dutch rival TomTom and others. Sixty of the firm's 170 employees will reportedly be laid o

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January 18, 2008 at 9:44AM
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Remember the cutesy X-970 from way back in March? If not, there's no need to panic, as ViaMichelin is just now getting around to releasing this thing en masse. Available now, the 3.5-inch X-970 features Bluetooth, text-to-speech, real-time traffic capability, a three-watt internal speaker and Miche

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The new X-960 and X-970T portable GPS units from ViaMichelin don't exactly break new ground, but they're both looking moderately stylish, and boast of enough specs to get by. On the low end, the X-960 keeps it simple with a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 300MHz Samsung processor and 2 hours of battery life.

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A few months ago, we spotted ViaMichelin's X-980T on the FCC's site, but with Europe-only maps, so that wasn't really too useful for those of us on this side of the pond. But ViaMichelin's pulled a fast one on us and has just released a model called the X-930 before the X-980T: its first entry-lev

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It seems like ViaMichelin's last try at a handheld GPS unit, the X-950T, was a bit more svelte, but that one was a Europe-only device, while this new Navigation X-980T device of theirs just slipped by the FCC, so there's at least a chance of it showing up in the States. Unfortunately, the user ma

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Yeah, it's European GPS, which means it's of little or no use to us in the US, but for our, um, European weekend readers we present ViaMichelin's Navigation X-950T, featuring your now-standard SiRFStar III GPS receiver, FM radio, SD slot, and supportfor TMC (Traffic Message Channel) and sent via RDS

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