Latest GPS news from Holux, Asus and IO DATA
Holux GPSmile 55
The latest Holux GPS system doesn’t have anything new in terms of features when comparing to other devices, the design is probably the most unique point, being that all the other specifications are normal to high-end GPS systems.
Anyhow, the GPSmile 55 comes with the familiar 4.3” touch screen, which is a must-have for any GPS system. Other details on the connectivity options include bluetooth so you can get the “hands-free” calling system, and on the memory choices you can use a SD card to expand the storage capacity.
Windows CE 5.0 is the operative system being used on the Holux GPSmile 55, which goes along with the Samsung CPU running at 400Mhz (code-name S3C2440A). The battery life seems too good to be true, 10 hours using a 2600mHa battery. Last but not least, TMC traffic information is also available. Rumors mention a release date on early 2008.
In other related GPS news, Asus has recently presented the R3 which is a UMPC (Ultra Mobile PC) with GPS capabilities. Sadly there isn’t many information besides the 4.8” screen that gives a 1024*600 resolution, a built-in webcam, and a fingerprint reader for the most cautious ones.
All the way from Japan, more exactly from a company named IO DATA, comes a USB that also features GPS. It only weighs 18 grams and is pretty small, measuring 53×24x11mm. The IO DATA Navi Clip has a price tag of approximately $200 and will become available next week.
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer