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Garmin are a relatively new company when it comes to GPS (Global Positioning Systems), yet with this product the seem set to face up to competitors TomTom and the like.
What is it? In a nutshell, this is a microSD (memory card) that slots in to your Windows Mobile, Palm, or Symbian phone; which in turn gives you a GPS navigation system at your fingertips. You need never get lost again - wherever you are in Europe. It also provides coverage where you wouldn't have normal phone signal - which means you have directions when you need them the most. In fact, you can even check for traffic, weather & CCTV cameras.
The card itself is tiny, yet provides state-of-the-art 3D graphics on your handset. It makes TomToms sound pointless and means your car will never get broken in to for your sat-nav.
Perhaps the best feature of the Garmin Mobile XT is that it also has voice directions. There is literally nothing better about an expensive satnav than this. In fact, this product is better due to its portability and ease of use.
Please note that if you are a Blackberry user, this product will not work for you - however Garmin have made a similar product especially for the Blackberry:
To Buy or Not to Buy? Buy. If you travel much and have a Windows Mobile, then it seem stupid not to. There is nothing i can fault about the software, it seems reasonably priced and is much more portable than a satnav. 5/5
Minimum Requirements and Compatible Handsets.
Minimum requirements for Windows Mobile®, Palm® and Symbian® devices: 16MB program memory, 128MB storage card minimum (256MB or more recommended), 2GB storage card for full coverage
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