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Garmin, Lowrance Ship New GPS

9/05/2006 11:55:00 AM Eastern

Tulsa, Okla. — Garmin and Lowrance will ship new GPS products this month.

Garmin reported Friday it will deliver a new nuvi portable GPS with a 4.3-inch touchscreen, marking a new top end piece in its consumer GPS lineup.

The nuvi 660 also combines a built-in traffic receiver, FM transmitter and a bright display.

The traffic receiver is built into the unit’s 12-volt adapter cable and is bundled with three months of service plus $60 for each 15 months of service thereafter.

Also included is Bluetooth for hands-free calling and an SD slot for travel and language guides. The nuvi 660 has a suggested retail price of $1,076.

Also scheduled to ship this month is the iWay 250 by Lowrance. The new bargain priced unit has a built-in MP3 player and picture viewer with 3.5-inch, 16-bit color touch screen. Maps of the United States and Canada are stored on a 2GB SD card. Suggested retail price is $349.

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