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Garmin has finally joined the ranks of GPS nav app providers that include maps on your device rather than requiring you to download them. I have tried a previous incarnation of the Garmin app on a trip to Northern Arizona, but I only saw a blue dot and no roads since I was in a place with no ce...

September 7th 2011 at 6:00am 0 Comments
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I didn't like the first Garmin StreetPilot app for iOS because maps had to be downloaded on the fly. Not good if you are out of cellular range, and even worse if you you are downloading lots of maps on a metered data plan. Garmin has finally come around and is offering maps that are contained o...

August 2nd 2011 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Mergers and acquisitions can sometimes take some unexpected turns, but that's not the case with Garmin's purchase of former rival Navigon. The company said last month that the acquisition would be complete by "late July" and now, on July 26th, it's announced that the deal is in fact done. There's...

July 26th 2011 at 5:49pm 0 Comments
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Thinking about getting Dad some directional guidance for Father's Day? Our package selections cover small, medium and large budgets to get where you're going. Of all the industries disrupted by the emergence of these odd touchscreen computers disguised as mobile phones, the standalone GPS market...

June 18th 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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News of Garmin's plans to acquire Navigon leaked out earlier this month, but we now have official word that the GPS giant will bring the smaller German company under its wing beginning in late July. Pending regulatory approval, the deal would have Navigon, one of the largest GPS brands in Europe, f...

June 14th 2011 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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It's hard out there for a company making endangered gadgets. According to Reuters, flailing satnav maker Navigon could be acquired by none other than Garmin, which has struggled itself to maintain strong handheld navigator sales in the face of stiff competition from smartphones. The deal could be...

June 3rd 2011 at 6:17pm 0 Comments
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A while back, I posted about some of my ongoing issues with iPhone navigation powerhouse Navigon, which has been my primary nav app. After that post went live, Navigon immediately contacted me to see how they could improve their product, asking for specific details of the intersections where navi...

May 25th 2011 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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If you picked up one of those G-Tablets, but are now suffering from buyer's remorse after realizing how much you miss GPS, there's a solution -- provided you have a strong DIY streak. It turns out Viewsonic set space aside on the Froyo-powered slate's motherboard to place a GPS receiver. Of cours...

May 25th 2011 at 1:43pm 0 Comments
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You know that familiar pattern: release something for the iPhone first, Android phones sold on T-Mobile next. After rolling out a car kit for the iPhone, Navigon has created a similar mount for the Samsung Galaxy S 4G and Samsung Vibrant, both indigenous to T-Mo. The kit, already available in the U...

April 22nd 2011 at 6:06pm 0 Comments