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June 30, 2007

Apple to Design Mercedes Navigation (COMAND) System

German auto magazine FOCUS is reporting that Apple has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mercedes-Benz to design and manufacture Mercedes' integrated navigation system on select 2009 models.

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June 25, 2007

Washington Post Names GPSmagazine One of Internet's Top 100 Blogs

Exciting news over here at the 'mag - looks like GPSmagazine has been named on the Washington Post / PC World's prestigious "100 Blogs We Love" list. It's not every day we get included in the same list as Engadget, TechCrunch, & David Pogue's Posts -- We're honored!

The full list of 100 best blogs is available at the Washington Post and PC World.

Garmin nuvi 250W Review

Verdict: Great Entry-Level Widescreen GPS.

Garmin nuvi 250W

The nuvi 200 series is Garmin's latest offering in the highly successful nuvi product line, and is targeted at the budget conscious consumer who is looking for basic navigation without all the bells and whistles of the higher end nuvi's. Fresh on the heals of the nuvi 200 and 250 comes the 250W, a wide screen version of the 250.

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June 22, 2007

TomTom ONE XL Review

Verdict: New Wide Screen. Same Old Problems.

TomTom ONE XL

TomTom's ONE XL is the wide-screen version of the TomTom ONE. Priced at around $400, the updated ONE XL sports a 4.3" wide display and adds support for TomTom's real-time traffic service.

Last year I reviewed the TomTom ONE, and although there was much to praise, the ONE suffered from poor maps, terrible customer support, and a sub-par routing engine. Has TomTom fixed all that ailed the ONE and delivered a stylish, user-friendly wide-screen GPS for under $400?

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June 16, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day

Today is Father's Day in the United States. Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

Whether you still owe dad a belated gift, or just want to see everything your spanking new GPS has to offer, GPSmagazine has got you covered with all the latest reviews, Buyer's Guide, and GPS Ratings.

Father's Day is Tomorrow!

GPSmagazine.com's Father's Day Buyer's Guide

Left dad's gift to the last minute? Be sure to check out GPSmagazine's Father's Day 2007 Buyer's Guide and make sure you buy him the right one.

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June 15, 2007

Garmin Announces nuvi 200W & nuvi 250W. Completes Wide-Screen Circle of Life.

Garmin nuvi 250W

Why should the high-end nuvi 600-series have all the wide-screen fun? Garmin has updated their entry-level nuvi 200 series and busted out the nuvi 200W and the nuvi 250W, upgrading the display to a 4.3" wide display with improved resolution.

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June 11, 2007

Navigon Pocket LOOX N100 In-Depth Review

Verdict: LOOX Pretty. Hard to Use.

Navigon Pocket Loox N100

REVIEW UPDATE: This GPS model has been discontinued

Jointly developed by Fujitsu and Siemens, and powered by Navigon's Mobile Navigator 6 Premium software, the Pocket LOOX N100 is a stylish, ultra portable pocket GPS that combines GPS navigation and multimedia entertainment in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.

With a suggested retail price of $499, the N100 offers turn-by-turn GPS navigation, an audio player, photo viewer, and video playback capabilities. I put the Pocket LOOX N100 through the our rigorous testing criteria and find out how this palm-sized GPS stacks up against the competition.

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June 10, 2007

TeleNav Launches version 5.2. GPS on Your Celly, Now With Location Sharing, Traffic, & Spiffy New User Interface

TeleNav 5.2

TeleNav today announced the official launch of version 5.2 of their cell-phone based GPS navigation product, TeleNav. Back in December '06 I reviewed version 5, which was already impressive. Since that review, TeleNav has added traffic, pedestrian mode, and more.

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June 8, 2007

TomTom GO 720 Lets YOU Update Mapping Errors, Share With Others

TomTom GO 720

TomTom's newly announced GO 720 apparently lets drivers fix mapping errors as they encounter them, and then share the corrections with other drivers via TomTom's "Map Share Technology."

So, next time your drunk roommate "borrows" your car and decides you now live on a one-way street, you'll have no one to blame but yourself when your spanking new TomTom goes haywire next time routing to your home address.

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