Navman Sat Navs Add 3D Mapping

Mio merger results in the inevitable.

Yes, it is indeed a ”very” slow news day (4 July, who da thunk it?) so we bring you this…

Navman has given some spit and polish to its S Series today relaunching them with the 3D Landmarks we’ve all been ogling for many months from Mio – the two companies are newly merged. More than 1,000 landmarks across Europe are included along with Navman Content, a content and services package.

Making up the v1.1 line is the ‘S70 3D’ (above), ‘S50 3D’ and ‘S30 3D’ (yep, its pushing this tech ”hard”) with the former pair offering identical 4.3in displays, SiRF’s InstantFix II engine, speed/safety camera info, traffic management, NavPix (navigate to pictures) and integrated Bluetooth for local search and handsfree calling. What separates them is simply a European Maps package added to the S70. As for the S30 3D (shown in the thumbnail) this is also identical to its larger siblings but comes with a reduced 3.5in display.

All three go on sale immediately at Argos, Comet, Currys, PC World, Tesco and with the S30 3D, S50 3D and S70 3D retailing for a very reasonable £99.99, £129.99 and £149.99 respectively.

So what do we learn from this? Simple: the combination of US national holidays and technology news sucks…