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Boyd

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New garmin models coming at CES next week
« on: January 05, 2013, 07:36:31 PM »
See: http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?p=182259#182259

Some interesting new features and hardware in the Nuvi series, but nothing that gets me very excited. If the specs are correct, it appears they are introducing a 7" device with a resolution of only 480x272.  :o

Now let's see what they might have in the handheld department. There have been rumors of new Oregon and Edge models but I haven't seen any specifics.

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Re: New garmin models coming at CES next week
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 08:52:28 PM »
Jeez, a 5" device is pretty large on most windshields.  I have my 7" Nexus and it would be large for driving (more like a double-din cd deck).  And that resolution is awful.

I would love Garmin to step up their handheld devices but it seems like many times they stumble (pretty hard).
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Re: New garmin models coming at CES next week
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 09:30:23 AM »
Thanks to Popej for posting these links at GPSReview

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=113532
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=113538
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=113520

Looks thinner than the older models and it has GLONASS. Dual orientation screen, same resolution as current models (400x240). Apparently a new transreflective screen technology with LED backlight? Bluetooth onboard. Looks like a second button under the power switch.

Screenshots show an automotive mode display that looks like the Montana. Looks like there are a lot of changes to the user interface. Note that it has not yet been FCC approved, so we might have to wait a bit.  :)



« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 09:32:02 AM by Boyd »

 

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