Garmin has announced the launch of new products aimed at turning laptops, PDAs, BlackBerries and smartphones into mobile navigation systems. The Garmin Mobile 10 talks to Bluetooth enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones, Pocket PCs and PDAs, sending them navigation information on the fly. It includes Garmin Mobile XT or nRoute software and a GPS 10x GPS sensor that can be clipped to your car. Miss a turn, and the software will automatically recalculate the route for you.
The Garmin Mobile 20 also uses Bluetooth but comes with a few more perks and is especially designed for smartphones. Real-time traffic information, a cheapest gas locator, weather forecasts and the ability to send point-of-interest details to other phones via SMS are among the upgrades from 10 to 20, which is compatible with 50 different smartphones.
For Blackberry users, the latest version of the Garmin Mobile application is now compatible. Mapping information is stored on Garmin’s servers, not the BlackBerry, keeping information more up-to-date. BlackBerry users will need to have a data plan for network access and a GPS 10x or GPS 20SM GPS receiver.
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