Garmin Takes a New Tack With Linux-Based Nav Phone
Oct 01, 2009, 14:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"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
"The Nuvifone includes a real GPS receiver with Garmin's HotFix
technology and assisted GPS."
LWN has a good
discussion on this-- ed.