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Rumor: palmOne Shows GPS Cradle for Tungsten E2

CanalPDA has recently posted information and pictures of an upcoming GPS cradle designed for the Tungsten E2. palmOne has demonstrated this cradle at the Internet Gloal Congress in Barcelona , Spain. It should be available in July.

Excerpts from the CanalPDA article:

palmOne will release next July a GPS solution for cars, including the Tungsten E2 handheld, software and maps from ViaMichelin, and palmOne's first branded GPS receiver, built into the car recharging cradle.


The new Tungsten E2 Navigation Companion, revealed yesterday during the Internet Global Congress in Barcelona, will be the first one to use a palmOne-branded GPS receiver.

As shown in the images..., the receiver is specific for the Tungsten E2 handheld. It has a suction cup for the car windshield and plugs into the car lighter socket for recharging both the receiver and the handheld. In the rear it has a speaker for voice navigation commands, and the system is based on SiRF SiRFstar III GPS chipset.

The connection between the E2 and the GPS receiver is made via the connector, not using the Bluetooth function of the handheld.

Thanks to CanalPDA for the information and pictures.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability dates are still unknown, but we'll keep you posted. It is also unknown as to whether palmOne is planning other versions of this cradle, but it sure makes sense for them to support the Treo 650, T5, and LifeDrive.

Posted by tim_palmzone on Sat, Jun 11, 2005

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Re: palmOne Shows GPS Cradle for Tungsten E2 (Score: 1)
by Ou_Boet on Mon, Jun 13, 2005
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I can't decide if using the connector instead of bluetooth is a good thing or not, though I would have expected bluetooth to be used.


Re: palmOne Shows GPS Cradle for Tungsten E2 (Score: 1)
by tim_palmzone (tim at palmzone dot net) on Mon, Jun 13, 2005
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I think when the Palm is in a cradle and charging, it may as well use a cabled solution. You just position the cradle where you want it and pop in your Palm. The BT solutions you have to worry about charging the GPS part's batteries all the time. Unless you run a cord to the GPS and then you may as well have a corded solution. Just my $.02. :-)


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