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January 15, 2007

GPS markets and trends

Filed under: GPS — mtbguru @ 10:05 pm

Some interesting reading material on GPS markets and trends:

This U.S.News article talks in great detail about Garmin, its history and future – possibly a quite bright future. An interesting bit from this is that worldwide TomTom and Garmin are currently shipping about the same number of units. And more competition is on the horizon (besides a number of smaller companies, also giants such as Sony are stepping into the GPS market, to be followed perhaps by smartphone producers such as Motorola and the likes, or even Apple). This is probably good news for users, who I’m sure wouldn’t mind seeing some of the quite hefty prices drop.
(via GPS Tracklog)

And this Yahoo News article mentions how bluetooth chip producer CSR has acquired two smaller GPS IC design companies, a move that could indicate we’ll start seeing more and more GPS functionality in various mobile gadgets.

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