TomTom and MIO
GPS"> The folks at TomTom BV are known for what is probably the best GPS (Global Positioning System)/Palm combo device on the market. The reviewers at PC Magazine Labs even gave it an
editors choice. But at CTIA, they rolled out the new TomTom Go, an all-in one GPS device that can easily be mounted into any car. Designed for ease of use, its a simple, all-in-one solution.
Garmin Ltd. has been selling GPS integrated into a PDA for almost a year, but it runs the Palm OS only. Now Mio, a division of Taiwanese computer company Mitac International Corp., is offering GPS built into a Pocket PC. The Mio 168 costs around $500 and started shipping recently. Check out eWEEKs Mobile & Wireless Center at http://wireless.eweek.com for the latest news, reviews and analysis. Be sure to add our eWEEK.com mobile and wireless news feed to your RSS newsreader or My Yahoo page:
It runs off of a cigarette lighter but also includes a built-in battery, so you can take it with you when you leave the car. Maps are stored on an included Secure Digital card, and the bright, 3.5-inch screen is easy to read. It includes a built-in speaker for voice directions as well as on-screen navigation. At $899, the device is pretty pricey. Well see how well it works when it ships in July.