Magellan reveals Roadmate 9020
Magellan quietly revealed RoadMate 9020 recently – a GPS navigation system with an unnecessarily large 7″ WVGA touchscreen and a battery life of 30 minutes (no seriously; that’s what specs say). It runs on a 533Mhz processor, supports microSD cards, and has a USB 2.0 port.
Some of it’s features include free lifetime traffic updates, highway lane assist, built-in AAA TourBook, text-to-speech, multi-destination routing. It comes with maps of United States, Canada and Puerto Rico pre-installed.
Magellan RoadMate 9020 is priced at $270.
New software update for TomTom GO x50 LIVE
TomTom has announced a new update for the software of GO x50 LIVE models. The update may be downloaded from TomTom official site.
The new version (9025) fixes the following errors:
- Command and controll voices spell text instead of pronouncing it.
- Contacts are copied incorrectly from iPhone 3GS to GO x50.
Garmin Oregon 450 and Oregon 450t
Garmin Oregon extended its popular series with two additional models - Oregon 450 and Oregon 450t.
An official announcement from Garmin does not yet exist, but the new Oregon seems to be very similar to Oregon 550/550t - the only difference seems to be the camera, that exists in 550 models.
In contrast to Oregon 300 and 400 both Oregon 450 have an electronic 3-axis compass on board, showing the correct directions even when the device is not held horizontally. The Oregon 450t has an additional pre-installed topographic map with scale 1:100,000.
The prices for the new devices start from €319 for Oregon 450 and €398 for the t version. Both models will come in the market at the late January.