Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Garmin Takes a New Tack With Linux-Based Nav Phone

Oct 01, 2009, 14:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"The Nuvifone G60 offers the same core features as a high-end Garmin Nuvi device and comes preloaded with maps and millions of points of interest across North America. With a dashboard and windshield mount, the device can easily be mounted in a car, or it can be detached for portable navigational use.

"Because the maps reside on the device, users always have access to navigation capabilities. They can receive turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions that speak street names to millions of destinations, and if they miss a turn along the way, the Nuvifone will automatically recalculate their route and get them back on track.

"The Nuvifone includes a real GPS receiver with Garmin's HotFix technology and assisted GPS."

LWN has a good discussion on this-- ed.

Complete Story

Related Stories: