Garmin Discontinues Virtually All Its GPS-Enabled Handhelds

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Garmin has discontinued its last two Windows Mobile-based devices, leaving it with just a single GPS-enabled handheld, the Palm OS-based iQue 3000.

After gradually building up a fairly large portfolio of models since 2003, the company has been whittling away at its line-up of handhelds in the last few months.

Most recently, the iQue M3 and iQue M4 were added to Garmin’s list of discontinued devices, which means it no longer offers any Pocket PCs.

iQue 3000
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Just because these models have been discontinued doesn’t mean they are no longer available. Quite a few retailers are still offering all Garmin’s handhelds.

So What’s Left?

Garmin’s last remaining GPS-enabled handheld is the iQue 3000, a model that debuted earlier this year (pictured at left).

It runs Palm OS Garnet (5) on a 200 MHz processor, and has 32 MB of RAM, with a microSD card slot for additional storage.

The iQue 3000 has a 320-by-320-pixel display and a dedicated Graffiti area, but it doesn’t include Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that handheld and smartphone users no longer have GPS options. There are quite a few companies offering devices with built-in GPS capabilities, like HP and Mitac.

In addition, GPS add-ons are available for a wide variety of devices.

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