updated 10:20 am EST, Wed November 8, 2006
Sanyo Easy Street GPS
Sanyo today announced the launch of its newest GPS unit, the Easy Street Portable GPS. The new navigation system adds features not often seen in its class, including a built-in Bluetooth receiver for using the device as a speakerphone while driving. Also unlike many other competitors, the Easy Street can store as many as 500 phone contacts in its own memory; this lets owners dial most contacts without ever having to retrieve the phone itself, according to Sanyo. The GPS unit is capable of MP3, WAV, and WMA song playback and is also portable, lasting up to 3.5 hours on its lithium-ion battery. A bundled 1GB SD card is preloaded with complete map data for the continental US (a DVD backup with Canadian information is also included). Sanyo says the Easy Street is available today for $400. Click through for a detailed photo.