Navigon Hails Photorealistic GPS Unit

If the reality matches the photography this could be game changing...

We’ve seen a great many sat navs come and go over the years but this one looks like it may last in the memory…

Navigon has clearly gone to town with the ‘7200T’ an ultra widescreen 16:9, 4.3in screened device which offers up potentially photo realistic 3D mapping thanks to a pair of swanky techs it is dubbing ‘Reality View Pro’ and ‘Landmark View 3D’.

General roadside beautification is handled by the former while 3D buildings are created for more famous landmarks. Yes, we’ve seen the latter before but when combining the two the effects are certainly dazzling.

Impressively Navigon is also offering free real-time traffic updates over FM in the US (we’ll have to wait and see how that one works out in the UK) while the SiRF GRF3i+ GPS chip is a virtual industry standard. A generous 2GB of native storage is useful too especially since there’s also a microSD card slot while performance should be excellent given the Centrality Titan I 600MHz CPU is clocked a third higher than is usual in devices of this type.

The Navigon 7200T is expected to land Stateside in October for a very reasonable $449 – let’s hope its sense of timing and frugality will translate nicely when it graces our Credit Crunch ravaged isles…


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