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Is this Garmin's CES 2008 lineup?

Darren Murph
01.02.08
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We'd recommend taking all this with a grain of salt for now, but we're starting to hear rumors that Garmin will be loosing a slew of new navigators at CES. Up first is four new Colorado models, which will likely look a whole lot like these. Moving onward, we're told to expect a widescreen version of the nüvi 260 along with the nüvi 780 (essentially a revamped nüvi 760 with MSN Direct 2). Last but certainly not least, we've received a laundry list of specifications for a nüvi 860, 880 (both of which boast "voice recognition," supposedly pictured above) and 5000, the latter of which will purportedly boast a 5.2-inch 800 x 480 resolution screen and no battery, suggesting that it'll likely remain seated within your vehicle. For even more specs and an alleged shot of the 5000, be sure to take a look beyond the break.




Rumored specifications for the nüvi 5000:
  • FM transmitter
  • Where Am I?" feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
  • Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route)
  • Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation)
  • Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road)
  • Route planning with via points
  • Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls, etc.)
  • Custom avoids (roads and areas)
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
  • Digital Elevation Maps (DEM)
  • Configurable vehicle icons
  • Picture viewer: supports JPEG, L View Pro Image, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Audio player (MP3, OGG and FLAC)
  • Audio book player
  • Games
  • My Data: allows users to change home location, delete favorites, delete routes, import GPX routes and clear trip log
  • Web drop: create favorites in a PC browser and send to nuvi via USB (.gps files)
  • User data import (.gpx files)
  • Track log
  • Garmin lock (anti-theft feature)
  • Embedded Linux (OS)
  • SD card slot
  • Auto-dimming backlight
  • 500 waypoints, 10 routes
  • TTS, Speaks street names
  • 3D map view
  • Bright 5.2" WVGA TFT landscape display with white back-light & touch screen, 800 x 480 resolution
  • Dual speakers (stereo)
  • Compatible with Garmin traffic receivers: MSN Direct receiver (supports v2), GTM 20, GTM 21 (Euro)
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • WAAS/EGNOS support
  • No-flip, Integrated GPS antenna
  • USB 2.0, high speed connectivity and mass storage
  • Unit size: 5.65"W x 3.71"H x.80"D (14.35 x 9.42 x 2.03 cm)
  • Unit weight: 9.29 ounces (263.3 grams)
  • MCX connector (external antenna)
  • Composite video in, backup camera compatible
  • Headphone jack
  • Battery: none
  • Not waterproof
  • List price: $857

Rumored specifications for the nüvi 800 series:
  • Text-to-speech
  • Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) capability (screen control)
  • Bluetooth wireless technology (pair with phone or headset)
  • FM transmitter
  • Picture viewer: supports JPEG, L View Pro Image, PNG, BMP, GIF
  • Picture navigation: routing to a geocoded point in JPEG files
  • Audio player (MP3, OGG and FLAC)
  • Audio book player
  • Included traffic receiver: MSN Direct receiver (nuvi 880, NA); GTM 20 (nuvi 870/860, NA); GTM 21 (nuvi 870/860,Euro)
  • Alarm clock
  • "Where Am I?" feature: find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address and intersection. Also see your exact latitude and longitude coordinates
  • My Data: allows users to change home location, delete favorites, delete routes, import GPX routes and clear trip log
  • Last position: unit automatically marks your position when you remove it from the windshield mount, so you can navigate with nüvi on foot and find your way back to your vehicle
  • Location and Text messages
  • Instant on
  • Web drop: create favorites in a PC browser and send to nuvi via USB (.gps files)
  • User data import (.gpx files)
  • Route planning with via points
  • Track log
  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • USB 2.0, high speed connectivity and mass storage
  • SD card slot
  • MCX connector (external antenna)
  • Digital Elevation Maps (DEM)
  • Custom POIs
  • WAAS/EGNOS support
  • Integrated GPS antenna
  • Bright WQVGA TFT landscape display with white back-light & touch screen, 480 x 272 resolution
  • High quality, dual speakers (stereo)
  • Embedded Linux (OS)
  • Replaceable battery, high capacity Lithium-ion (up to 5 hours use)
  • Headphone jack
  • Unit size: 4.9W" x 3.1H" x 1.05D"
  • Not waterproof
  • 880 - List price: $1,178
  • 860 - List price: $1,071

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