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Aug 28, 2008

Leading Australian Mapping Provider Selects Garmin® For Mobile Phone Navigation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today an agreement with Australian company Sensis whereby Garmin will be the turn-by-turn navigation provider for selected Telstra GPS-enabled mobile phones. Sensis, Australia’s leading information resource, and a wholly-owned Telstra subsidiary, will provide the point of interest information and other dynamic content for the navigation application, “Whereis® Navigator.”

Whereis® Navigator is based on Garmin Mobile®, Garmin’s intuitive mobile phone application that gives turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation directly on the phone…

Aug 27, 2008

Garmin® Expands Inexpensive Nüvi® 2x5 Series, Offering Hands-Free Calling And Lifetime Traffic Alerts

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the next evolution of the popular nüvi 2x5 series, adding top-of-the-line features to this family of affordable navigators. The nüvi 265T, 265WT and 275T enhance upon their 2x5-series predecessors with Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling and provide free traffic alerts.

“Many customers want a simple-to-use, low-cost personal navigator, but find themselves in need of premium add-ons along the way,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales…

Aug 27, 2008

Garmin® Announces Nüvi® 7x5 Series With Lane Assist, Giving Drivers A Clear Picture Of The Road Ahead

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the next evolution of the nüvi 700 series, adding state-of-the-art technology to this popular line of advanced navigators. With lane assist, the nüvi 7x5 series provides drivers with a clear illustration of what lies ahead on their route.

“Garmin’s nüvi 7x5 series uses lane assist to make navigation clearer and easier than ever before,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The lane assist view takes the guesswork out of driving through a busy intersection or an unfamiliar city…

Aug 27, 2008

Sony Expands U.S. Nav-u™ Personal Navigation System Product Line

Sony today announced four new feature-packed nav-u™ personal navigation devices (models NV-U94T, NV-U84, NV-U74T and NV-U44) which add more brand icons, search functionality and photo viewing features.

“Sony is bringing entertainment to navigation,” said Mike Kahn, director of marketing for mobile electronics products in the Sony Electronics’ Digital Imaging and Audio Division. “We’ve added features that make it fun to spend time with the nav-u.”

The top-of-the-line NV-U94T adds new features such as a photo viewer, audio/video player and stereo Bluetooth® technology for streaming audio and making hands-free phone calls using compatible devices…

Jul 31, 2008

Garmin And Harley-Davidson Team Up To Offer Road Tech Zumo™

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the introduction of the Road Tech zūmo, from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories. A customized version of Garmin’s popular motorcycle-specific GPS device specially enhanced for Harley owners, the Road Tech zūmo will be on display and available for sale beginning the week of Aug. 4 at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and around the world in Harley-Davidson authorized dealerships.

“The Road Tech zūmo helps Harley riders plan and navigate their route with ease,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales…

Jul 22, 2008

Garmin® Presents Multi-Mode Nüvi® 500 Series For Rugged Navigation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a new series of personal navigators that combine cutting edge navigation features with outdoor recreation navigation capabilities. With one touch, the nüvi 500 transitions between driving, bicycling, boating or walking mode, while boasting sought-after features such as routing capabilities, improved mapping and water-proof hardware.

“This multi-mode nüvi is the ultimate device for those seeking portable navigation in the car and in the great outdoors,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales…

Jul 15, 2008

Asus Introduces New Looks For Its Respected Mini GPS PDA Phone P320

Asus P320

ASUS today announced the availability of two new finishes – lustrous pink and pearlescent white – for its popular mini GPS PDA phone, the ASUS P320. With its ultra compact form, slender styling and light weight, the original P320 was an instant hit with the global fashion-savvy community; and the introduction of these new colors further solidifies its status as the PDA phone of choice for those with an immaculate taste in fashion…

Jul 10, 2008

Garmin’s Touchscreen Oregon™ Series Gives Outdoor Enthusiasts The World At Their Fingertips

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today introduced the Oregon series of handheld GPS devices for outdoor, marine and fitness enthusiasts, combining an intuitive touchscreen interface, rugged, resilient design and a variety of preloaded mapping options…

Jun 26, 2008

Garmin® Presents New And Improved Astro® GPS Dog Tracking Collar

Garmin DC 30

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the DC™ 30, a completely redesigned GPS dog tracking collar for use with the Astro GPS Dog Tracking System. The new collar is more rugged and its antennas are positioned differently for optimal tracking.

“The new DC 30 collar is designed to stand up to the torturous abuse of hunting dogs. Whether it’s hounds crashing through thick and swampy woods, or bird dogs bounding through dense CRP fields, the DC 30 is made to take the beating that working dogs dish out daily,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales…

Jun 12, 2008

Pioneer Navigation Systems Enhanced With Google Services

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

Pioneer Electronics Inc. today announced it is creating a more enhanced navigation experience by offering two powerful Google™ features: GOOG-411™ services, and the capability to send personalized search results from Google Maps™ to navigation devices…