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VZ Navigator Global

Verizon Wireless have introduce what they call a “global” version of their VZ Navigator GPS navigation service. The service includes only a few countries - USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Interested users should first check whether the service is supported in their country.  VZ Navigator Global costs $20 per month; but you better have the Unlimited Global Email plan since global pay-per-use charges will apply when downloading or using the application. Unlimited Global Email cost $65 monthly if you have a voice plan or $70 monthly access for data only.

Source: NaviGadget

Mio Moov S401

Mio Moov S501 and  Mio Moov S401 were announced today. The  features of these devices are almost identical - the onlydifferenc between them is that Moov S501 will have a bigger screen - 4.7" and a bigger memory, capable of holding up to 12 million POIs (S401 has 4.3" widescreen display and can store up to 4 million POIs).

Both devices will have preinstalled maps of North America, gas price search, a sample Wcities guide loaded, and Google Send to GPS. The divices will also feature the new Spirit interface Mio has been advertising lately.

The prices should be $130 and $169 (for S401 and S501 respectively)


Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT

Pioneer in UK just announced a new in-dash GPS navigation + entertainment system called Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT. The unit is specifically designed for VW, Skoda and Seat vehicles.

AVIC-F9110BT has a high-resolution 5.8-inch WVGA touch screen, 2GB internal memory that stores maps of 44 European countries by TeleAtlas, and also includes 1.7million Points-of-Interests (POIs). The device has text-to-speech feature; not only for street names but even for traffic events that it receives via the TMC receiver.

Some multimedia features include the ability to watch videos from DVDs, CDs, SD cards, USB devices, control your iPod or iPhone using a special cable, and support for various audio formats. It also does bluetooth so you can relay phone conversations to your car’s stereo.

Another neat feature is the ability to customize the POI database from Google Maps using the SD card and their NavGate Feeds application.

Pioneer NavGate AVIC-F9110BT will be available starting July in 18 different vehicles:

Caddy 07/2004
Eos 05/2006
Golf V plus 09/2003
Golf V 09/2003-2008
Golf VI 2008
Jetta 08/2005
Passat CC 03/2005
Passat 2008
Scirocca 2008
Tiguan 2007
Touran 03/2003
Polo 2009

Altea 05/2004
Altea XL 09/2005
Leon 12/2004

Fabia 2009
Octavia 2009
Superb 2008

Source: NaviGadget
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