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TomTom GO 930, 730 & 530 with new HD GPRS traffic receiver

TomTom GO 930, 730 & 530 with new HD GPRS traffic receiver

TomTom have launched a new range of in-car GPS sat nav units at CeBIT 2008 today, together with a GPRS-enabled traffic receiver that plugs directly into a car's cigarette lighter.  The three new devices, the 930, 730 and 530, all feature the company's new IQ Routes technology which not only takes into account distance and permitted road speeds in calculating routes but also real-world typical speeds.  TomTom are claiming that in 50-percent of journeys this new algorithm results in a different, quicker route than before.  The GPS units also add Advanced Lane Guidance, which introduces more realistic junction diagrams, arrows indicating lane transitions and better voice prompts. 

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Rumor: Vodafone getting exclusive on 3G UMTS iPhone

Rumor: Vodafone getting exclusive on 3G UMTS iPhone

So some Italian site (morse.it) is claiming that Vodafone is getting the new 3G iPhone exclusively in all its coverage areas. Furthermore they claim that said iPhone won’t be announced until after the holiday season so as not to affect holiday sales of the current iPhone.

They are claiming that they have received the info from “highly reliable sources”, what kind of “highly reliable sources” is close enough to Apple, but far enough away to go to an Italian blog first? Whatever, we all know a 3G iPhone is due sometime next year, and I personally would be disappointed if it was UMTS and not EV-DO or HSDPA, or even better yet HSDPA/HSUPA.

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Sony Ericsson MD300 WWAN USB modem

Sony Ericsson MD300 WWAN USB modem

If there is a WWAN network near you, this thing can connect to it, I’m not kidding. It has support for HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, and GPRS, I mean, seriously, that’s a lot of different types of networks.

It has some software that comes built that I assume installs similar to that of software on a flash drive, so pretty much, you plug it in and you are off and running. The best part, its one of the first USB WWAN modems I have seen that isn’t god awful ugly.

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