UPDATE: I’ve posted a Magellan RoadMate 1700 page with links to hands-on reviews
Magellan made it official today – they are introducing a seven inch model, the RoadMate 1700. There’s really not a whole lot else new here, other than a video-in jack.
All the major auto GPS manufacturers are moving towards big-screen units, typically five or seven-inch models. I guess this is their way of fighting small screen smartphones, but if this is as much as they can bring to the battle, I think they’ve already lost the war.
Now that I’m done editorializing, I’ll add that the RoadMate 1700 will retail for $299 and is expected to be available around October 10, according to Amazon.
Here’s the news release.