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Sony Introduces New Navigation Device to US Market
Posted on 25-Oct-2006 10:53. | Tags Filed under: News.


Sony Introduces New Navigation Device to US Market
Sony Electronics has revealed the latest of its nav-u personal navigation system, the NV-U71T. This model is the second offering in the company’s navigation lineup.

The device helps drivers map a destination, locate points of interest, find home again and avoid traffic congestion.

With an included RDS-TMC real-time traffic receiver built into a supplied cradle, the device notifies drivers of heavy traffic areas and automatically gives them an alternate route choice. The real-time traffic service requires a separate subscription, but drivers will receive the first 90 days free of charge. For continued traffic service, a subscription will cost US$4.95 a month after the initial trial period.

A new Gesture Command function makes frequently used commands, such as “take me home” feature, available through simple finger movement on the 3.5 inch touch-screen. Drawing an invisible inverted “V” on the screen activates the feature.

Drivers can choose from nearly seven million points of interest, which Sony says is four times as many as its predecessor, and destinations from U.S. and Canadian maps pre-loaded on its 2GB Flash memory. Maps of Alaska, Canada, Hawaii and Puerto Rico also come pre-installed on the device.

The device is expected to be available later in 2006 for about US$500 at SonyStyle online and retail stores.




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