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TomTom ONE 140 & 140S, XL 340 & 340S PNDs

TomTom ONE 140 & 140S, XL 340 & 340S PNDs

As well as the GO 740 LIVE, TomTom have announced four other new GPS models in their ONE and XL ranges, and we caught up with the company at MobileFocus to check them out.  The TomTom ONE 140 and ONE 140S both have a 3.5-inch touchscreen, while the TomTom XL 340 and XL 340S have a 4.3-inch touchscreen; in each case, the 'S' suffix indicates text-to-speech support for spoken street and place names.

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Clarion MiND price cut: still too expensive

Clarion MiND price cut: still too expensive

The Clarion MiND navigation-MID seemed like a great idea when we first saw it back in January 2008, but a lengthy time to market and a car crash of a review has seemingly turned off all but the most avid of Clarion collectors.  That's why, we'd wager, Amazon has had to lower the price of the MiND: you can now pick up the white and red versions of the MID for just $530.

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Inkel W500 GPS with DMB-TV PIP

Inkel W500 GPS with DMB-TV PIP

Last we heard from Inkel on these fair pages, they were cranking out bizarrely multi-functional iPhone docks; now there's this, the Inkel W500, a touchscreen navigation device.  Fitted with a wide-aspect touchscreen and either 2GB or 4GB of storage, the W500 has 3D mapping, Eco-Drive (to advise you on the most gas-friendly driving style and route) and Dual Map functionality.

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Viliv S5 MID gets StreetDeck PND video demo

Viliv S5 MID gets StreetDeck PND video demo

Viliv are certainly going all-out to position their S5 MID as the do-all multipurpose device, and the latest role we see the 4.8-inch touchscreen marvel playing is PND.  StreetDeck have released a video showing the S5 running their in-car navigation and entertainment software, and it adds up to an impressive package.

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Navigon 7300T, 4300T max and 3300 max PNDs

Navigon 7300T, 4300T max and 3300 max PNDs

Navigon have announced three new PNDs, each with touchscreen interfaces and 3D mapping.  The Navigon 7300T and 4300T max both get Rand McNally mapping data, with 250 pre-loaded Weekend Getaways, Scenic Tours and Regional Trips; in addition they both have Bluetooth hands-free functionality and spoken traffic alerts.  Meanwhile, the Navigon 3300 max offers more basic GPS services, though still includes Lane Assistant Pro, text-to-speech and Reality View for more accurately displaying exits.

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