updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed October 28, 2009
Tech made possible through app/router combo
Third-party GPS support for the iPod touch is coming soon, an announcement claims. GeoLife says it has submitted a new version of Navmii to the App Store, which -- in tandem with a PosiMotion G-Fi router -- should allow a Touch to access turn-by-turn car navigation. The Touch lacks both the GPS and 3G receivers found in the iPhone, normally rendering it incapable of handling directions while driving.
The G-Fi costs $99, and converts GPS data into a local-area Wi-Fi signal which surrounding devices can access. A Navmii app with US maps is expected to cost $40, while a UK version should be priced at £30. Also promised is a special hardware/software bundle, which should be announced once Apple has approved Navmii.