updated 11:30 am EST, Fri December 15, 2006
V7 GPS comes to the US
European maker V7 has shipped its first North American GPS unit, the MyGuide 1000. Essentially an export of the PMD 1400, the MyGuide has a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 64MB of RAM and 32MB of flash memory, and downloads its maps through SD or MMC cards. The bundled SD card comes has maps for all 50 US states, as well as Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the whole of Europe. The battery is a rechargeable lithium-ion unit. Newegg is selling the MyGuide for $250, though coincidentally, not to Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico.