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Navigon is continuing its full-steam-ahead approach with another addition to its satnav lineup, namely, the 2000S. The 3.5-inch touchscreen device comes loaded with an ATLAS III 375MHz CPU, a SiRF GRF3i+ GPS chip, 64MB of SDRAM, 2GB of flash memory, and microSD support. The 2000S sports a similar f...

September 15th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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It looks like U.S. International Trade Commission judge Carl Charneski has managed to cause quite a stir in the GPS industry this month, with him first ruling earlier this month that chipmaker SiRF infringed on six of Broadcom's GPS patents, and him now recommending that the ITC issue an all out pro...

August 28th 2008 at 12:38pm 0 Comments
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Reincomm just announced the new iriver NV Life, the official name of its M20 prototype. New in that they've done away with the big, navigation pad of the original NV in favor of a more sleek, easily portable SatNav device with PMP functionality. Still, it's a near spec-for-spec clone of the bigger,...

March 26th 2008 at 2:38am 0 Comments
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Multifunction PNDs are starting to hit the low end of the price spectrum, which is always welcome -- check out G-Sol's Marbella 8800 nav unit, which sports PMP functions, AV-in, and a 2 megapixel digital camera for a wholesale price of $160. That means the retail price will probably be around $200,...

February 25th 2008 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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There's not a whole lot out there on this one just yet, but apparently, Mainnav is getting set to unveil the MG-910D's successor -- at least, that's what we gather from the "available soon" icon beside it on the firm's website. Nevertheless, we do know that it will sport a SiRFstarIII GPS chipset, a...

December 22nd 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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It's not like we weren't already aware of SiRF's participation in the Open Handset Alliance, but nevertheless, the company is sounding pretty ecstatic about the software developer kit it "just received." Reportedly, the outfit is already hard at work on "end-to-end location-enabling features" for A...

December 17th 2007 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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It's not like we weren't already aware of SiRF's participation in the Open Handset Alliance, but nevertheless, the company is sounding pretty ecstatic about the software developer kit it "just received." Reportedly, the outfit is already hard at work on "end-to-end location-enabling features" for A...

December 17th 2007 at 8:59pm 0 Comments
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This is a very minor update as far as things go, with Holux's $499 GPSmile 53CLife GPS unit kicking out the SiRF Star chip in the GPSmile 53 in favor of a Mediatek MT3318. That's it: no design changes, nor any alterations of the specifications (which are: 170g weight, 400MHz CPU, 240x320 3.5-inch s...

October 22nd 2007 at 7:01am 0 Comments
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Mio has quietly introduced a snazzy new navigator on its site, dubbed the C728. This unit boasts an expansive seven-inch 800 x 480 resolution touchscreen, 400MHz Samsung 2443 processor, SiRFstar III GPS chipset, AV input, internal speaker, SD / MMC expansion slots, a headphone jack, USB connectivit...

October 16th 2007 at 7:17am 0 Comments
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Polar's RS800, which was originally introduced last September, is getting one-upped this fall by the RS800G3 multisport training system. Essentially, this acts as a GPS upgrade to the wristwatch, which "enables athletes to measure speed and distance for a variety of outdoor sports." The entire syste...

October 12th 2007 at 2:11pm 0 Comments
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It's been a tick since Motorola / Symbol's MC70 saw a notable refresh, but today Moto is announcing that the newest version of its rugged Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) will boast GPS capability. The firm claims that this addition will allow organizations with field-based employees to "track and...

October 2nd 2007 at 8:01pm 0 Comments