BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery Subscription Service for Transferring Satellite Imagery to Garmin Handheld Devices

Garmin International and DigitalGlobe have announced the BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery annual subscription. This subscription allows the Garmin GPS user to transfer an unlimited amount of high-resolution satellite images to compatible Garmin handheld devices.

Nuvifone debuts in Europe

Garmin today started the launch of its Nuvifone “navigation Phone” in Europe. Initially available in France and Switzerland from Garmin and in Poland, Czech Republic and Ukraine from ASUS, the Nuvifone G60 is however not supported by a single wireless operator across the continent making it a hard sell with a price tag of €599.

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AT&T and Garmin Announce a New Mobile Navigation Era with nüvifone, The Navigation Phone

AT&T and Garmin International Inc. announced the Garmin nüvifone G60 will be available beginning October 4 only for AT&T customers in the U.S. in AT&T stores and online at www.wireless.att.com.

The nüvifone G60 provides one of the easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web.

KPN and Garmin enter into mobile data service agreement

KPN and Garmin, the world’s biggest producer of navigation systems, have signed a multi-year agreement that makes mobile data communication between different devices and machines possible. KPN will provide special SIM cards that will be used in Garmin’s new portable navigation system, the nüvi 1690. Users of this system get direct links to current online information such as the weather, traffic and petrol prices.

Garmin is partner of European Navigation Event

Since the first edition in 2005 took off, Garmin has been a partner.

Nokia Bullish on LBS Web Applications

LBS activity seems to be growing in Europe. Nokia, along with its Navteq subsidiary, is leaning forward to introduce location-based social networking applications on Facebook. In another event, such companies as Navigon and Garmin are rolling out new connected personal navigation devices (PNDs) in Europe — even though many in the industry think that technology isn’t a moneymaker in North America.

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Details of the upcoming Garmin nuvi 1690 connected PND are quietly being outed, courtesy of both the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group).

Garmin Announces BMW Motorcycle Navigation Unit

Garmin has announced that it will be producing a new navigation unit specifically for motorcyclists called the Garmin BMW Motorrad Navigator IV. The unit is based on the Garmin zumo 660 and adds BMW specific features to the device.
Among the exclusive features are a customized mount, BMW dealer database, audio, and Bluetooth capabilities. The device [...]

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Hertz Ensures Its Customers Are NeverLost, powered by Garmin

The system has been customised specifically for Hertz customers, including additional mapping to include Eastern Europe as well as pre-programmed Hertz branch locations across Europe. The voice guidance is available in all major Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Far East languages.

Garmin Selects MediaTek GPS Chipsets For Outdoor Nav Devices

The MT3329 and its associated software set new standards in performance and power consumption in an extremely small footprint, which brings the industry-leading MT3329 GPS performance to the price-conscious and space-constrained mobile devices such as PNDs, outdoor fitness device and cell phones.