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Garmin prepares GSM-enabled nuvi 1690

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Mon August 3, 2009

Garmin nuvi 1690 GPS

An upcoming GPS unit from Garmin should support cellular data, FCC testing reveals. The nuvi 1690 is noted to support GSM, GPRS and EDGE connections, though for what purpose is unclear. The technology could be used to supply real-time traffic information, and/or updates to points of interest. Similar devices can access Internet content, such as Google searches or routes stored on a remote computer or website.

A service to exploit the cellular connection is likely to cost a monthly fee. The unit is additionally noted to have a Bluetooth receiver, enabling hands-free calling, and a 1,000mAh battery. No prices or release dates for the 1690 have been officially announced.




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