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natedog

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#44982 30-Oct-2009 07:05
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This is really promising, though before you get excited, currently only beta for the US and Android 2.0



http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/10/announcing-google-maps-navigation-for.html



This new feature comes with everything you'd expect to find in a GPS navigation system, like 3D views, turn-by-turn voice guidance and automatic rerouting.



Great stuff! And now the waiting game for NZ! Groan.

Edit: Made link work! (Posted from my mobile!)

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  #268410 30-Oct-2009 07:52
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Yup, saw this yesterday - Google is such a behemoth - Garmin and TomToms stocks took a nosedive following Googles announcement...




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  #268506 30-Oct-2009 11:47
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NZtechfreak: Yup, saw this yesterday - Google is such a behemoth - Garmin and TomToms stocks took a nosedive following Googles announcement...



Garmin losses might haver something to do with them sinking money into their closed platform, crappifone, or whatever they have chosen to call it... 




 
 
 
 


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  #268536 30-Oct-2009 12:43
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Nope, its not because of that - we're talking an acute, sudden drop off because of Google's announcement. There might be a background of decline in Garmin for the reasons you mention, but this is pretty much directly attributable to Google.




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  #268867 31-Oct-2009 19:40
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NZtechfreak: Nope, its not because of that - we're talking an acute, sudden drop off because of Google's announcement. There might be a background of decline in Garmin for the reasons you mention, but this is pretty much directly attributable to Google.



People are right, it is hard to convey sarcasm online.......

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  #268873 31-Oct-2009 20:18
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True.




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