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Mar 31, 2008

Garmin Mobile™ Application To Offer New Features On Blackberry, Symbian And Windows Mobile Smartphones

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today upgrades to Garmin Mobile that include a new user-friendly interface and Google Local™ search. These upgrades will be available on a variety of handsets and platforms including BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones. These new features are in addition to a long list of rich features and real-time content included with Garmin Mobile’s current subscription based service that includes turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions, as well as traffic, weather conditions and forecasts, fuel prices and more…

Mar 31, 2008

Mapquest And Garmin® Announce A Partnership To Deliver Mapquest Directions And Maps Directly To Garmin GPS Devices

MapQuest, Inc. and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced plans for the upcoming launch of a new feature that will allow consumers to send trip planning results from MapQuest.com, the #1 online mapping website,* directly to their Garmin personal navigation device.

Through the partnership, users can find a place, as well as plan and research routes, at MapQuest.com, then send the locations directly to Garmin GPS units by utilizing the “Send to GPS” drop down option…

Mar 24, 2008

Garmin® Navigation Offered In New Kenwood Models

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it is the exclusive navigation supplier to Kenwood’s new 2008 lineup of in-dash automotive electronics…

Mar 18, 2008

Garmin® Named Worldwide Leader In Portable Satellite Navigation

Garmin Ltd. today announced that it is the global leader in portable satellite navigation sales, having sold more personal navigation devices (PNDs) in 2007 than any other manufacturer. The research was provided by Canalys, a leading independent technology market analyst firm.

“These figures validate our associates’ hard work and commitment to innovation, value, and satisfying our customers,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and chief operating officer…

Mar 3, 2008

TomTom Reveals Revolutionary IQ Routes™ Technology On New TomTom GO Series

TomTom GO 930
TomTom today announces ground-breaking features and unique content on its new TomTom GO range, including its exclusive IQ Routes™ technology and Advanced Lane Guidance. The innovative IQ Routes™ technology is based on real average speeds that have been measured on roads, rather than static maximum speeds per road type. This means the new TomTom GO determines a route by considering all possible routes, and then selects the one that takes the least time. In almost 50 percent of all journeys, this results in taking a different and faster route, saving the driver significant travel time - as well as saving money and fuel…
Feb 28, 2008

Garmin’s Nüvi 900t: Combo Mobile TV, Navigation Device For Italy

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the nüvi 900T, a personal navigation device (PND) that combines cutting edge navigation features with DVB-H mobile television. The device is being co-branded with wireless carrier 3 Italia – the Hutchison Whampoa Group’s Mobile Media Company – and will be available exclusively in Italy.

“The nüvi 900T is the ultimate device for those who want to mix business with pleasure,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The new nüvi 900T can play live, streaming digital television and music files…

Feb 26, 2008

Value, Performance Drive Sony’s Latest Nav-u Navigation Devices

Sony NV-U73T

For drivers geared toward value, Sony Electronics is announcing that its new nav-u™ personal navigation devices (models NV-U73T and NV-U83T) are now available at retail and online stores for about $300 and $400, respectively.

These in-car portable systems contain navigation features that drivers have come to expect, such as text-to-speech voice commands and real-time-traffic capability. They also add new safety features, such as the super suction cup mounting system.

Sony’s new super suction cup comes with both models. It is easy to mount on the windshield or dashboard, providing a tight, stable attachment…

Feb 11, 2008

Garmin® Nüvifone™ Takes Center Stage At Gsma Mobile World Congress

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. and the world’s leading GPS manufacturer, today announced that the nüvifone will be on display at its GSMA Mobile World Congress booth in Barcelona, Spain, February 11-14. Trade show attendees are encouraged to visit Garmin’s booth (Hall 7, #7C37) to see the nüvifone and Garmin’s other industry-leading mobile phone navigation technologies.

“The nüvifone is a one-of-a-kind device that converges the essential technologies used regularly by mobile individuals – cell phone, personal navigator and web browser,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO…

Feb 11, 2008

Garmin Mobile™ Xt Brings Google Local Search And Panoramio Photo Navigation To Smartphones

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced that Garmin Mobile XT users will soon have access to Google Local search and Google’s Panoramio picture sharing. Garmin Mobile XT is an all-in-one software solution that turns smartphones with internal GPS into full-feature Garmin navigators. These new Garmin Mobile XT capabilities will be available to customers for no additional cost and will allow them to navigate to locations found on Google Local or geo-coded photos found on Panoramio. This announcement was made in conjunction with the GSMA Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, and will be on display at the Garmin booth (Hall 7, booth #7C37)…

Jan 28, 2008

Garmin® To Sponsor Slipstream Sports, Adding Edge® 705 To Elite Cycling Team’s Training

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced its sponsorship of Slipstream Sports LLC, an elite cycling team that prides itself on using talent, training and technology in taking on the world’s best competition. Slipstream cyclists will train with the Edge 705, the newest GPS-enabled cycling computer in Garmin’s popular line of fitness products. Slipstream’s support vehicles will use Garmin’s nüvi® 770, which combines compact functionality with comprehensive preloaded maps of North America and Europe…