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TomTom Linux Project

TomTom Linux Project

When I'm cruising the mean streets, hat swung backward and my favourite Cher tape blaring, the last thing I want to do with my TomTom GPS unit is build a new Linux distro.  But there are other people out there not as blatantly cool as I am, and if you're one of them you might be interested in the OpenTom project, a way to unlock the GPS units' firmware and hardware and run custom software such as an mp3 player.

A cheap old unit on eBay would be a great way to play with the OS, and some of the newer models (such as the 910) might be an interesting beginning of a basic carputer.  Check out the mp3 player (which also has an accelerometer) after looking at the project wiki linked to below.

Palm’s New Treo GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition

Palm’s New Treo GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition

All right settle down – Dave the magician of Mobility Today managed to be the first to get his hands on Palm’s new GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition (our review unit should be arriving anytime now). It’s got an estimated street price of $299. The bundle comes with Palm’s GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition which includes a Bluetooth enabled SiRFstarIII GPS receiver, TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software featuring the latest Tele Atlas(R) maps, a 1GB memory card with preloaded maps of the continental United States and Canada, a vehicle device cradle with windshield mount and a charging system. It works with Treo 650, 700p and 700w. Palm Treo Smartphone not included. Click over for the Press Release.

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