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Nextar delivers Q4-01 / Q4-02 4.3-inch navigators

Darren Murph

We get the idea that the Q4-01 and Q4-02 are simply non-MSN Direct versions of the Q4-MD we've already seen, but we'll humor you anyway. The newest duo in the Q4 lineup includes a 4.3-inch touchscreen, voice-guided directions, NAVTEQ maps, an SD card slot, multimedia player and a rechargeable Li-ion to boot. The Q4-01 stops at just 50 states, while the Q4-02 adds in maps of Canada and Puerto Rico and includes six million points of interest. Both of these should be available right now in a variety of off-the-wall retailers, with the former listed at $299 and the latter $399. Oh, but you should know the Q4-01 will go for $99.99 on Black Friday (read: this Friday) at Kohl's and Kmart. Time to knock elbows, people. The full release is after the break.

Nextar GPS Q4 Series Helps Harried Holiday Shoppers and Party Goers Find Their Way

With Generous 4.3" Touch-Screen Display and Built-In Stereo Speaker, Users Get to Their Destinations Quickly and Easily; Available Now for Holiday Shopping Season

La Verne, CA – November 24, 2008 – Nextar™, a designer and marketer of bold and new consumer electronic products with mass appeal, is making arriving at holiday destinations a whole lot easier this year. Its Q4 series of GPS navigation systems provide an ample, easy-to-see 4.3" touch-screen display and voice-guided, turn-by-turn prompts through a stereo speaker. The units are available now for the busy upcoming holiday shopping and party seasons.

"The user-friendly Nextar Q4 GPS navigation system series gets shoppers and holiday party goers to wherever it is they want to go by the quickest, easiest way possible," said Eddy Zheng, Nextar founder. "Each model in the series makes an excellent holiday gift for anyone that travels a lot, does delivery work, or who is directionally challenged."

The backbone of the Q4 series is model Q4-01. It features a generous 4.3" TFT touch-screen display that provides large, clear, colorful images of maps from all 50 states. A special automatic night mode offers additional screen lighting for even easier-on-the-eye viewing. Voice-guided directions with turn-by-turn voice prompts are clearly audible through a built-in stereo speaker.

The Nextar Q4-01 navigation system provides 1.6-million points of interest, including hotels, shopping centers, gas stations, and restaurants. Instant route recalculation is provided in case a driver misses a turn. Digital map data is supplied by NAVTEQ, the preeminent provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems.

Other features include storage capability for up to 300 addresses of favorite destinations, 2D and 3D map-viewing modes with built-in compass, a SD card slot for additional memory, and a built-in high-sensitive antenna. It also has the capability to play MP3 files and display JPEG images. A lightweight, built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery supplies power.

Model Q4-02 is a step up from the Q4-01. Similar in many ways to the Q4-01, it includes several key upgrades. In addition to having maps for the 50 US states, it includes maps for Canada and Puerto Rico, all pre-loaded on one 4GB SD card. The Q4-02 also includes an extended six-million points of interest.

Each model measures 4.6" x 3.2" x 0.8" and weights approximately 2.3 pounds.

Provided accessories with both models are: AC adapter, car adapter, USB cable, protection pouch, mounting cradle, dashboard mount disk, mounting bracket, an SD card, and a stylus/touch pen.

Pricing and Availability
The Nextar Q4-01 navigation system is available at leading retailers across the U.S. such as Kmart, Kohl's, Mills, Shopko, Joe's, Checker Auto Parts, Schuck's Auto Supply, Kragen Auto Parts, Murray's Discount Auto Stores, and Belk as well as on the QVC network. It has a SRP of $299. Model Q4-02 navigation system is available at retailers such as Bon-Ton. It has a SRP of $399. Both units are also available online at They come with a one-year limited warranty.

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