Garmin’s Latest Pocket PC Coming Soon

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Garmin has announced the iQue M4, a new addition to its line of GPS-enabled handhelds.

This will be the first iQue model to come pre-loaded with highly detailed City Navigator North America NT street data of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

This handheld will give users turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions.

It will also come with a points of interest (POIs) database, which will include nearly six million places such as restaurants, fuel, banks and hotels.

Garmin iQue M4 The iQue M4 will boast a new SiRF high-sensitivity receiver for improved GPS performance.

It’s a Pocket PC, Too

Unlike most GPS receivers, the iQue M4 does far more than just give directions. It’s also a Pocket PC.

Somewhat surprisingly, it runs Windows Mobile 2003 SE, not the latest version of this operating system. Still, this comes with applications for working with Word and Excel files, as well as a music and video player.

The iQue M4 has 64 MB of RAM and an SD/SDIO expansion slot for adding more space or a wireless networking card.

This handheld is expected to be available in December for $700.

It will come with a USB synchronization cable, AC wall charger, and auto cradle.

More information is available on Garmin’s web site.

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