Garmin iQue M4 Announced

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Garmin has released another Windows Mobile GPS unit, the iQue M4. The M4 is designed to be a pick-up-and-go unit right out of the box, with the City Navigator program, which includes maps for the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, loaded into system memory. It also includes a new SiRF chip for better GPS performance. The M4 isn’t fancy as a PDA though, opting for the older version of Windows Mobile and no integrated wireless. The iQue M4 goes on sale in December at an MSRP of $750.

iQue M4 Feature List

  • Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition for Pocket PC
  • Preloaded with City Navigator North America NT covering the U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico ready to use out of the box
  • High-sensitivity integrated GPS receiver by SiRF
  • SD/MMC memory card expansion slot for use with other MapSource street mapping products
  • SDIO compatible for optional WiFi, Bluetooth, camera or other peripherals
  • Includes Microsoft Pocket Outlook , Internet Explorer, Word and Excel; Windows Media Player, MSN Messenger Service, Calculator and ActiveSync
  • WAAS enabled; includes MCX-type connector for optional external GPS antenna connection
  • Integrated flip-up GPS patch antenna can be positioned for optimal reception
  • Unit size: 2.83″W x 5.04″H x .75″D (72.0 x 128.0 x 19 mm)
  • Display: 3.5″ diagonal, (89 mm), 240 x 320 pixel, QVGA transflective TFT display, 64K colors
  • Unit weight: 5.9 oz (166 g)
  • Processor: 312 MHz Intel PXA 271 XScale processor
  • Internal 1250 mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery; Enhanced battery life delivering 5-7 hours of continuous PDA/GPS use
  • Internal memory: 64MB RAM, 32MB ROM (safe Storage and detailed maps available on additional memory)
  • Built-in speaker for voice-guidance commands, MP3 player, and message playback
  • Voice recorder for making memos, quick notes, and messages on the fly
  • Infrared (IR) communications
  • Headphone and external GPS antenna connections
  • Interfaces: USB
  • Easily route to Outlook contacts and Calendar appointments
  • Search postal codes for European countries
  • Save routes and track logs
  • Enter a series of destinations, and the unit will automatically sort them to provide an efficient route
  • Specify areas and road segments to avoid when calculating routes
  • Detour around construction and traffic

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