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Magellan Introduces Android Powered GPS Units at CES

Posted by Mike Dell at 8:20 AM on January 8, 2014

magellanLogo Magellan, a maker of GPS devices for vehicles, fitness, outdoor and mobile navigation, announced it will introduce a new line of RoadMate GPS Navigation units featuring “EasyTouch” touch screens and using Android OS for a more powerful navigation experience, at 2014 International CES.

The 5″ model 5430T-LM with traffic and lifetime maps will be the first released sometime in the first quarter of 2014.

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“These new models will have the advantage of the Android operating system’s superior handling of navigation data and Magellan’s record of proven safety and performance,” commented Stig Pedersen, associate vice president of product management at Magellan. “Also, commonly found on smartphones and tablets, capacitive touch screens on PND units were previously offered only in the highest price ranges, but the Magellan RoadMate line now offers it at an affordable price.”

It comes equipped with many premium features such as landmark guidance, PhantomALERT, junction view, and free lifetime traffic alerts and map updates. Users know they are traveling with the information necessary to make critical on-point driving decisions.

The information I have at this point doesn’t say whether users will be able to add any apps to the devices.

Magellan’s RoadMate 5430T-LM will be available at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as online at www.magellangps.com in Q1. It has an MSRP of $179.99.

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