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Magellan outs RoadMate GPS units with Safe Texting feature

updated 11:17 am EDT, Tue August 7, 2012

Magellan will ship five new RoadMate GPS models, two with automatic text replies

Magellan has just introduced five new models in its RoadMate GPS range, two of which have a new Safe Texting feature. The 4.3-inch 2255T-LMB and 5-inch 5265T-LMB will pair with a Bluetooth phone for hands-free conversations or send the caller a pre-selected and composed text message with a promise of calling them back or the vehicle's present location and estimated time or arrival. These two devices also support Magellan's back-up camera add-ons.

All five, including the other additions such as the 4.3-inch RoadMate 2240T-LM, 5-inch 5240T-LM and 5-inch 5255T-LM all get a Portrait Mode that gives a better view of upcoming junctions, intersections, or points of interest. The 5255 will also support the $150 wireless back-up camera.

All also share lifetime traffic and map updates, traffic camera alerts, a Junction View, and Landmark Guidance.

The devices are due to ship sometime in September, with all priced at between $160 and $200.

by MacNN Staff



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