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I-mate PDA-N review

i-mate pda-n gps preview

We have recently mentioned the I-mate PDA-N, now CNET has published a review about it and writes.

Although I-mate is better known for its smart phones in the United States, the company calls itself “specialists in Windows Mobile device solutions,” and that includes PDAs. Hence, the I-mate PDA-N. The handheld runs the latest Windows Mobile 5 operating system and includes many of the features found on other PDAs today, but it also throws in some extra tricks, such as GPS navigation and VoIP support

Read the whole review here


WorldTracker SMS review

worldtracker sms gps review

PocketGPSReview has posted a review of the WorldTracker SMS. They report

The WorldTracker SMS is not your everyday’s receiver (at a price of around $600). Like the WorldTracker Data Logger it requires some basic knowledge of the GPS technology. In addition you should be comfortable sending and receiving SMS, identifying phone numbers, and doing basic GSM setup.

Read the whole review here


i-Blue PS-3200 Review

i-blue ps-3200 bluetooth GPS preview

The i-Blue PS-3200 is a Bluetooth GPS receiver that we have previously talked about. Now Mobility Site reviews this device. The technology that enables it to determine whether an active bluetooth device is present in order fall to sleep mode if there isn’t one seems to work as promised. Overall, the reviewer was very satisfied with the iblue and gave it a 5 out of 5.

You can read the review here


Asus MyPal A636 review

Asus mypal a636 preview

Pocketnow has published a review of the Asus MyPal A636 the Windows mobile pc with GPS capabilities from Asus. As we have mentioned in our earlier post, the A636 is powered by an Intel XScale 416MHz processor, has a built in SirfSTAR III GPS receiver and incorporates bluetooth and wifi. It has a 3,5″ 240 x 320, 65,536-colour LCD display and a fold out antenna. As expected, one of the its strong points is battery life, which was about 8 and a half hours with the GPS on. The most important problem reported was that the Destinator PN software that is included with the device gets sluggish with large maps. Despite this problem, that is expected to be solved with a future software upgrade, the verdict was in favor of the A636.

You can read the review here


Via Michelin X930 review

via michelin x930 preview

Earlier this month Via Michelin’s latest GPS receiver has received a review from Pocket-Lint. The specifications of this GPS receiver are:

    Size: 121 x 71 x 19 mm
    Weight: 134 grams
    Screen: Anti-glare 3.5 QGVA LCD (320×240)
    Processor: Intel 312 Mhz
    RAM: 32 MB RAM / 32 MB ROM
    Operating system: Windows 4.2
    Loudspeaker: Integrated
    GPS: Integrated GPS receiver (SiRF Star III technology)
    Car mounting system: Windscreen or dashboard
    Software: ViaMichelin Navigation 4.x on pre-loaded SD card (256 MB) and on CD-Rom

Although it’s specifications are not bad at all the X930 received a very poor rating of 2/10 from Pocket-Lint. Their biggest complaints were, poor mapping, poor instructions sets and poor POI listings.

You can read the whole review here
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Sony NV-U70T GPS receiver first review

Sony gps nv-70 preview

Pocket-lint has posted the first review of the Sony NV-U70T GPS receiver and they conclude that Sony did much better with this receiver than with their fisrt Nav-U units. However they point out that it is still behind in the competition.
You can read the whole review here


Garmin Nuvi 350 reviewed

Walter S. Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal reviews the Garmin Nuvi 350 and concludes that that this little nice gadget is too expensive for the value it delivers.

You can read the whole review here
More reviews for the Garmin Nuvi 350: Review 1, Review 2


Cobra NavOne 4500 GPS unit Review

NavOne GPS  in car receiver preview

Cobra NavOne 4500 is an in car GPS receiver with a stylish design that will fit the interior of most vehicles. It is quite large and heavy (1,28pounds), but that is the price you have to pay for a 5″ color display. The 5 inch color display has a resolution of 320×240.

Some of the main characteristics of this GPS receiver include:

    5 inch touchscreen
    Navigational Text/Voice Languages: English, Spanish, French
    North America Street Level Detail Maps Installed
    3D and Terrain Maps
    Real-Time Traffic Ready
    Traffic Receiver Included
    7.6 million Points-of-Interest
    Automatic Route Navigation
    Go Home’ Button

Cnet has posted a review of the NavOne 4500 to day and gave it an overall rating of 8,3 out of ten. They write that the strong points of the NavOne 4500 are the large display, and the accurate and fast receiver. You can read the whole review at CNET


Garmin streetpilot i2, i3 and i5 review

Garmin Streetpilot i3 preview

Garmin’s streetpilot i series bring GPS receivers closer than ever to the average consummer. All three models (i2, i3 and i5) are affordable but full featured GPS choises. Cnet has reviewed all three models and the bottom line as reported was

Don’t let its diminutive size fool you–the Garmin StreetPilot i series is a powerful, feature-rich GPS system with an extremely user-friendly interface.

All three models received an editor’s rating of 7.7 out of 10 (Very Good)

You can read the reviews for all three products here


Garmin StreetPilot I3 GPS review

Wireless News factor has published a review of the Garmin StreetPilot I3 GPS. The Streetpilot is an inexpensive automotive GPS with quite a lot of features for its price. Here are some of its features.

    * WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS patch antenna with MCX-type connector for optional external antenna
    * Unit dimensions: 3.00” W x 2.74” H x 2.15” D
    * StreetPilot i3 display: 1.7” W x 1.3” H, 220 x 176 pixels, 32k-color sunlight-readable TFT with backlight
    * Weighs only 5.3 oz. (without batteries; includes vehicle suction cup mount)
    * Audible and visual navigation instructions and warnings
    * Includes 128MB TransFlash card for loading detailed maps from the included MapSource City Select North America NT v7 DVD
    * Features scroll wheel with click-to-enter, making it quick & easy to navigate
    * Offers a three dimensional mapping perspective, or 2-D overhead view
    * Battery life: up to 6 hours typical use on two AA batteries (7 hours maximum)
    * Includes removable 12-volt power adapter cable for external power while in your vehicle
    * Includes a vehicle suction cup mount which allows for easy adjustment and quick release
    * USB Interface

And here is the conclusion of the Wireless News factor review

Pros: Easy to install and operate.

Cons: No touch-screen capability; lack of text-to-speech Latest News about text-to-speech feature.

Verdict: The StreetPilot i3 is good choice for first-time GPS buyers looking to get accurate directions while on the go.

Rating: 4 out of 5

You can read the whol review here