Get going with the Magellan RoadMate iPhone app

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Following in the footsteps of offerings like the TomTom app, Magellan has announced an iPhone app of its own geared toward people who need to find their way around town. The Magellan RoadMate app works with the Apple iPhone, of course, as well as the iPod touch.

The kicker is that you need to purchase the required Magellen Premium Car Kit in order to get any real functionality of the kit. This is quite different from the TomTom version where the kit is recommended but optional.

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Google Maps Navigation for Android Announced

Ever since I picked up my Nokia E71 and loaded it with the Google Maps application, I haven’t used my standalone Garmin GPS navigation device. The regular mobile Google Maps app can give directions, but it doesn’t do turn-by-turn. Well, that’s changing with Google Maps Navigation. And, like its predecessors, it’s free too. The new […]

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Are Standalone GPS Devices Going the Way of the PDA?

You’ve probably noticed that most of us love the idea of convergence devices. Our cell phones used to be for just voice calls, but now we use them for taking pictures, listening to music, checking email, surfing the web, managing our schedules, and so much more. We’re also increasingly using them for GPS navigation purposes, […]

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Radio Shack Starts Selling MOTONAV TN20, TN30 GPS Units

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When it comes to portable GPS navigation devices, there are a few names that immediately come to mind. You’ve got your Garmins, Magellans, and TomToms of the world and then you’ve got companies that usually specialize in other items. Motorola is a name that you probably associate with cell phones, but the electronics giant does […]

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Amazon Kindle Easter Eggs: Google Maps and Minesweeper

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The Amazon Kindle is supposed to be a device that brings e-book reading to the masses. I love how it includes a speedy cellular connection, allowing owners to purchase new e-books just about anywhere they find a cell phone signal. But did you know that the Kindle comes equipped with more functionality than just reading […]

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Palm Looks to Garmin for Next GPS Navigator

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To develop a new Palm GPS Navigator, the Treo maker has inked a deal with Garmin, effectively ousting TomTom, their previous partner in the navigating enterprise. If you’re rocking one of Palm’s handheld computers — like the Treo and the Centro — you can now “enjoy access to over 6 million points of interest and […]

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Portable GPS Makers Set to Create Mobile Phones Too?

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Cell phone manufacturers have stepped on quite a few toes by spreading their wings. Cell phones are capable of taking pictures, surfing the web, and even navigating you through unfamiliar territory. Well, GPS makers just aren’t going to take it anymore. Both TomTom and Garmin are reportedly working on mobile phones of their own, expanding […]

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Tom Tom Handheld Boasts Wiki Future

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Think of it as social networking for the navigation crowd. The TomTom GO 720 can create a network of users who can share navigation data with other users, including instances such as sudden road closures. The device has the TomTom voice-recognition feature as well as traffic and weather forecasts, so most navigation needs are right […]

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Switzerland Bans GPS Use to Detect Speedtraps

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So we recently told you about a GPS device that doubles as a radar detector. Well, don’t take that to Switzerland with you, ’cause they’ll confiscate it from your vehicle and slap you with a big heavy fine. The Alpine country on January 10 began enforcing a law that bans the use of any navigation […]

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HTC unveils four new PDAs for Europe

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HTC could have just rolled out one new PDA, but they got truly crazy and unveiled four at once instead. The new models carry some catchy names – HTC S620, HTC P3300, HTC P3600 and HTC S310. Each is targeted at a different consumer. The S620 is ‘super-slim’ and will be the choice of heavy […]

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GPS-enabled mobile handsets on the rise for commercial fleet apps

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It seems that the next frontier in the mobile handset segment is the implementation of GPS functionality, according to a recent report by ABI Research. Looking into the commercial telematics market, they’re saying that fleet managers can better “organize their field workers and make their operations more efficient” by knowing exactly where everyone is at […]

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Inrex Real-Time Traffic uses historical data

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I don’t know about you, but one of the most frustrating things that you can deal with is a traffic jam. What if you could avoid the bumper-to-bumper action in the first place? That’s the idea behind Real-Time Traffic technology, and Inrex has taken it one step further, integrating historical data into their system. Given […]

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Tom Tom navigators link to your iPod

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So maybe the Tom Tom band doesn’t really exist, but that still wont stop them from releasing a groovey navigation solution for your iPod. The expansions of the Dutch company’s award-winning GO series of portable navigation devices include three new models: the GO 510, GO 710 (Europe only model), and GO 910. Each has a […]

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