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Sanyo expanded its selection of portable navigation devices (PNDs) with two models, one of which is the company's first with real-time traffic-data reception and ability to double as an A/V portable media player (PMP).
The NVM-4070, due in April at a suggested $599, features a 4-inch widescreen touch screen, 2GB embedded flash memory, an SD card slot for storing media, and playback of the following media formats: MPEG-4 and DiVX video, MP3 and WMA audio and JPEG photos. Although it features a built-in traffic receiver and supplied traffic antenna, Sanyo declined to announce which traffic service it will offer or the monthly service fee.
Other features include a built-in FM transmitter to wirelessly play music through the car's sound system, embedded maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and 1.7 million points of interest (POI). Bluetooth enables hands-free use of a Bluetooth-equipped cellphone.
Also new is the NVM-4050, a $499-suggested model also due in April with 4-inch screen, MP3 player, 2GB embedded memory, maps of the United States and Canada and 1.7 million POI.