Navman Launched S100, the World's Slimmest In-Car Navigation System
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Getting back to the new Navman S100, it is only 13.5 mm thick but it also features a 4.3-inch super-flat widescreen capable of displaying maps in both 2D and 3D modes. The S100 has quite acceptable dimensions (78 x 130 x 13.5 mm) combined with a light weight - only 150 grams. Similar to devices designed by other companies, the Navman S100 features text-to-speech pronunciation for street names and addresses as well as voice-guided instructions.
But beside all these technical features, the S100 comes with an impressive line-up of technologies which can't be seen on rival products. The best example is the built-in NavPix function that allows you to search for a location and access a huge database of geo-tagged photos uploaded by users in order to better analyze the destination you entered. Moreover, the folks at Navman also implemented the Infobel Local Search service which helps you find a certain business, including hotels, restaurants or shops easier than anytime before.
In terms of memory, the S100 comes with 1GB internal Flash memory combined with 128MB SDRAM but, taking into account that some users who may want to install new maps might need additional space, they can easily expand the memory using the micro SD card slot. And speaking of maps, the device comes with pre-installed maps, namely the 2008.10 version of Tele Atlas.
Navman announced the S100 will reach most markets in November 2008 and will be available at an estimated price of 350 bucks which is quite a good price for such an advanced GPS unit.
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