Shorts from the world of GPS for the past week…
Cell phones and GPS
- Yahoo! has launched GO 2.0 for mobile phones. More details here.
- Over at GPS Tracking Systems I reported on the new AmberWatch Mobile application built on the BREW platform.
- Garmin Mobile is going BREW too.
- Need even more vehicle icons for your Garmin? How about Chet’s face? Blech!
- Forbes thinks you can get a nuvi for $200. Oh, don’t we wish.
- GPSReview.net reports that TMC traffic services are coming to TomTom in the U.S.
- GPSReview.net also reviews the TomTom Eclipse AVN2210p.
- TomTom buys Horizon Navigation’s patent portfolio.
All the news that doesn’t fit
- An article on GPS-assisted fishing in Michigan.
- Low cost (?) live aerial photos. Via Google Earth Blog.
- An, um, cross-country ride share road trip.
- Now that’s a pimped-out chopper! Via Digg.
- GPS myths from AnyGeo.
- Free Geography Tools has ditched Blogger and switched to a new domain.
- I’ve added TreadR to my GPS data search engine. Via Free Geography Tools.
Updated GPS reviews
- Garmin nuvi 360 review – Audioholics reviews this perennial favorite. IrishEyes also review it, giving a 4 out of 5 star rating.
- Garmin nuvi 650 review – Geek Gadget reviews this wide-screen unit.
- Garmin nuvi 670 review – The Washington Business Journal reviews this favorite of international travelers.
- Garmin nuvi 680 review – Tad Anderson goes off-topic to post this review.
- Garmin StreetPilot c580 review – SciFi.com likes the c580. Tangled Wires also reviews the unit.
- Magellan Maestro 4040 review – Business Week gives this unit a 3-1/2 out of 5 star rating.
- TomTom ONE XL review – ComputerActive gives a 4 out of 5 star rating to this wide screen model. Meanwhile, GPS Magazine concludes "New wide screen. Same old problems."