By Lisa Johnston
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Motorola, which entered the portable navigation device (PND) market in fall 2008, plans to ship its first connected PNDs in the first quarter.
Subscription-based connected services will be available with all three models via Bluetooth and a data-enabled cellphone. Pricing wasn't announced.
The TN555, TN560t and TN765t feature touchscreen, street-name announce, lane guidance, junction view, speed-limit data, safety-camera alerts, Bluetooth speakerphone capability and voice dialing. Other features and services common to all are voice-prompted Google local search for points of interest, live traffic (available on the TN555 with the addition of a dock equipped with traffic receiver), and Bing-powered voice search for such information as stock quotes, horoscopes, travel information, sports, movie times, flight status, weather and other data. Connected services are free for the first 90 days.
All three feature voice recognition to execute commands, but the TN765t adds voice input of destinations. The top model also adds 3D landmarks, a feature that is optional on the TN560t and TN555.
The TN555 and 560t feature 4.3-inch widescreen LCD touchscreen, and the TN765t features 5.1-inch widescreen “cinematic” display that is wider than the other models' screens.
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