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Harman Kardon introduced a trio of new Guide + Play personal navigation devices (PNDs), including its first units to include real-time traffic and text-to-speech.
As in earlier Guide + Play models, the three new PNDs offer special settings so that users receive turn-by-turn prompts even while listening to music.
The trio leads with a GPS-310 at a suggested retail of $349 with street-name pronunciation and 2GB of internal memory for built-in maps of the United States and Canada, and more than 10 million points of interest.
The model GPS-510 at $449 adds a larger, 4-inch widescreen and real-time traffic from Clear Channel with a free 90-day trial period. It also includes a video player and SD card slot.
At the top of the line is the GPS-810 at $599, which steps up to a 4.3-inch screen and Bluetooth for hands-free calling. It also has a wireless rotary knob controller for in-car operation, photo viewer and a wireless FM transmitter to play music through the car's sound system.
All models are now shipping.
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