|CES 2010 - Motorola launches a connected GPS lineup.|
|by Roxanne McManus on January 12, 2010 1298 views
CES 2010 showed just how mainstream GPS technology has become. Motorola, known widely for their mobile products, released two PND's - the TN700 and TN500.
Both of Motorola's receivers are considered "connected", meaning they have the ability to connect to a Bluetooth-enabled cellphone for data transfer. Live search options via Google enhance the internal point of interest (POI) data base, offering more than what is preloaded in the memory of the GPS.
The TN500 and TN700 are quite comparable to other connected GPS units on the market. The TN500 displays all the mapping on a 4.3" touch screen. Other features present on both are junction views, lane guidance and text-to-speech voice direction. The TN700 however, boasts a larger 5.1" cinematic display and also offers real-time traffic when using the optional dash base.
Expect to see these and other web powered GPS units in the first quarter of 2010. The pricing should be reasonable as well due to the rise in competition.