Feeds

Sat nav suite plots course for Gizmondo

Lost, boys?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Tiger Telematics is re-pitching its Gizmondo handheld games console as a satellite navigation system, the company revealed this week.

Based on ALK Technologies' CoPilot route-planning software, Gizmondo Navigator 2006 uses the console's integrated GPS chip to help motorists steer their way along the quickest, least congested, toll-free route to anywhere in the UK or mainland Europe.

The software will ship on SD card, with separate cards available for each geographic area.

Tiger said it plans to provide an in-car mounting kit, including a charger, to sell alongside the software, which will retail for £99 and £199, depending on whether you select either the UK pack or the continental Europe card.

A Gizmondo console bundled with the UK card will retail for £199, though that price means the user will also have Tiger's Smart Adds marketing messages beamed into their device on a regular basis.

Earlier this month, Tiger put back the Gizmondo's already-delayed US debut to October. Last month, it moved the console's "streamlined" UK development team over to Los Angeles to prepare for the US launch.

It's not clear whether Tiger will offer a US-oriented version of Gizmondo Navigator. In Europe, GPS is far less common as a bundle or optional extra in new cars - though that's changing - leading to an explosion of interest in low-cost GPS sat nav solutions, typically based on PocketPC devices, though increasingly smart phones too.

Indeed, while PDA sales are falling around the world, they are strengthening in Europe, thanks to the GPS navigation 'killer app'. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.