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.
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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.