Magellan Roadmate Announcement!!!

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  1. maggie-macrumor macrumors regular

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    Just found this out! hope its helpful!

    Magellan(R) Complete Turn-By-Turn Navigation App Now Available on the App Store

    Innovative vehicle mounting cradle for iPhone(R) and iPod touch(R) devices also introduced

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan, one of the leading GPS brands, today announced its Magellan RoadMate® turn-by-turn navigation app is now available from the App Store. Magellan also announced the introduction of a new innovative vehicle mounting cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch devices that will be available in December. The Premium Car Kit offers charging capabilities and provides an elegant car mounting and charging solution for the iPhone device. The cradle adds a GPS receiver for improved navigation accuracy, an amplified speaker for crystal clear directions and enhanced phone call clarity, and Bluetooth® to enable hands-free calling.

    "The Magellan RoadMate App provides users instant access to Magellan's innovative, easy-to-use OneTouch(TM) interface, including: vehicle and pedestrian routing, in-app music control, native address book integration and turn-by-turn guidance including Text-to-Speech, all in one integrated and unique navigation experience," said Peggy Fong, chief operating officer for Magellan.

    Magellan RoadMate App features Magellan's exclusive OneTouch user menu, allowing users to store addresses and personalized searches on one convenient page and easily access them with a single tap. Additionally, the app gives drivers the freedom to choose from a list of route options such as fastest time, shortest distance, most use of highways, or least use of highways to customize the navigation experience.
    Other features of the Magellan RoadMate App include:

    • Preloaded: App and maps are stored on the iPhone or iPod touch devices, allowing navigation to continue even when no cellular coverage is available.
    • Turn-By-Turn Guidance: Announces maneuvers prior to the turn, enabling users to keep their eyes on the road.
    • Text-to-Speech: Hear spoken street names with every voice direction to have a clear understanding of when to make the next turn while you keep your eyes on the road.
    • Millions of Points of Interest (POIs): Users have access to 6 million POIs at the touch of their fingertips, including gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, emergency services, shopping and other destinations.
    • Oversized Keyboard with QuickSpell®: Our highly acclaimed QuickSpell with SmartCity search lets you enter addresses in a few touches by narrowing your location search.
    • 3D landmarks: Realistic 3D renderings of key landmarks show the way with stunning visual cues.
    • Highway Lane Assistance: See realistic views of highway signs with clearly displayed lane arrows to help navigate complicated interchanges by positioning the driver in the proper lane for upcoming maneuvers.
    • Pedestrian Mode: Allows users to easily navigate locations on foot.
    • Find Your Car: Automatically stores your parking location so you can easily find your way back to your car.
    • In-App Music Control: Users can control their music directly from the application so they never have to leave the app to access their music.
    • Native Address/Contact Book: With the touch of a button, users can simply navigate to destinations from stored addresses in the device's address book.
    • NAVTEQ On-Board: Map data provided by NAVTEQ, the world leader in digital mapping data and content.
    • The Magellan RoadMate App (U.S. & Canada maps) is available for an introductory price of $79.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch devices or at iTunes Store. The MSRP for the car kit will be $129.99.

    About MiTAC Digital Corporation
    MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton® outdoor handheld navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, rfinelli@magellangps.com visit Magellan GPS-Your favorites at your fingertips!.
    © 2009 MiTAC Digital Corp. The Magellan logo, Magellan, RoadMate, QuickSpell, Triton are registered trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and OneTouch, Maestro are trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and are used under license by MiTAC Digital Corp. Apple, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Navteq On Board is a trademark of Navteq Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
     
  2. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    but it didnt show much details about the car kit =P
     
  3. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Magellan GPS

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    Welcome to the Magellan GPS thread for MacRumors!

    Recent News:

    • We were just selected as iTunes Staff Favorites Navigation App. So to celebrate the Magellan Roadmate U.S & Canada is now available for sale for $59.99 for a Limited Time Offer!
      Version 1.2 is out! Please download it in iTunes!!!
    • Premium Car Kit is now available!
    • App Manual is released! Click here
    • Follow me on Twitter! If we hit 500 followers, we will give away a free app!
    • Follow me on Facebook!





    Hey guys, our 5 lucky winners for the V-Day contest on Twitter are Comefollowme, msireneprincess, CDoubleIPA, polekat, and raluce

    Our 2 lucky winners for the President's Day contest on Twitter are is_sc and Mackley4350!!!

    Our 10 App winners are posted on our Facebook page!

    We would like to thank all the participants who entered.

    Hi there!

    My name is Maggie, and I am one of Magellan's community reps. I am here to answer and assist any questions or concerns you may have with our products or services. Just simply post here or send me a private message, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

    In this thread you will also find information and news about all our new and upcoming products for the iPhone.

    So sit back, relax, and enjoy the open road! :)

    http://www.magellangps.com/iphone/iphoneapp.asp


    iPhone GPS App:

    Buy it Now from App Store!

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    Transform your iPhone into an easy-to-use GPS navigator with spoken street names.

    OneTouch Favorites Menu
    The award-winning OneTouch favorites menu lets you bookmark your favorite places and searches so you can easily find them. OneTouch, and you're there!

    Spoken Street Name Guidance
    Navigate confidently with spoken street names and directions at each turn so you can keep your eyes on the road.

    Highway Lane Assist
    Realistic highway signs guide you into the correct lane when approaching interchanges and exits.

    QuickSpell
    Our highly-acclaimed QuickSpell® with SmartCity Search allows you to quickly enter addresses into the oversized keyboard. With a few touches, you narrow your location search, making destination quick, easy and error free.

    3D Landmarks
    Incredible 3D images of key landmarks show you the way with stunning visual cues.

    Address Book Integration
    With the touch of a button, easily navigate to any contact saved in your iPhone address book.

    In-app Music Control
    Control your music from within the App while navigating to your destination.

    Find Your Car
    Save your parking location, so you can easily find your way back to your car.

    Pedestrian Mode
    Want to find a good espresso after dinner? With pedestrian mode you can quickly find and walk to a café near your current location.

    NAVTEQ Maps
    Travel with confidence using NAVTEQ onboard maps. The maps are pre-loaded onto your iPhone so you can navigate worry-free. Even access your maps when your coverage fails.

    Works with iPod touch®
    Transform your iPod touch into a navigator using the optional Magellan Premium Car Kit with a built-in GPS receiver. (Premium Car Kit sold separately)


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    Premium Car Kit

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    About MiTAC Digital Corporation

    MiTAC Digital Corp. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MiTAC International Corporation and promotes and sells products and services under the Magellan brand name. Magellan assists people to travel, work and play their way with leading portable navigation and positioning solutions across multiple consumer markets. Recognized as an industry innovator, the company is the producer of the award-winning Magellan RoadMate, and Maestro series portable car navigation systems, as well as the Magellan Triton® outdoor handheld navigation devices. MiTAC Digital Corp. is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information on Magellan, rfinelli@magellangps.com visit http://www.magellangps.com.

    © 2009 MiTAC Digital Corp. The Magellan logo, Magellan, RoadMate, QuickSpell, Triton are registered trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and OneTouch, Maestro are trademarks of MiTAC International Corporation and are used under license by MiTAC Digital Corp. Apple, iPhone, iPod, iPod Touch, and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Navteq On Board is a trademark of Navteq Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
     
  4. Jape macrumors member

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    I read somewhere that this was being priced at 129.99 is this correct? If not how much will it cost?
     
  5. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    how about some MacRumors Forum Promo Codes? PM me please.......

    thanks and i'll make sure and review in the store........
     
  6. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Jape,

    You are correct! The MSRP for the car kit will be $129.99, and will release this December.

    Thank you,
    Maggie
     
  7. acousticbiker macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for setting this up, Maggie. This is a great way to build customer loyalty. I have a couple of questions:

    1. Are there plans for live traffic? If so, will it be a monthly or one-time fee?

    2. Are there plans for Google Local search?

    3. And have plans been made regarding map updates?
     
  8. rmeng macrumors newbie

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    Music output options

    Maggie,

    Is there a 3.5 mm connector to the dock in order to be able to output music to a car stereo?

    Is there an ability to connect to 2 different bluetooth devices at the same time so voice is output to the dock and music is output via bluetooth to the car stereo instead?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi acousticbiker,

    1. As of right now, we are currently working on new features for live traffic.
    2. To my knowledge, there are no upcoming plans for Google Local search. If something does come up, you'll be one of the first to know!
    3. Since we just released our application several days ago, there are currently no plans for map updates. Please check back with us in the near future.

      Thank You,
      Maggie

    Hi rmeng

    1. Yes, there is a 3.5mm connector on the car kit, so that you can play music from your car stereo.
    2. The car kit allows up to 8 devices to be paired. However, due to the limitation of Bluetooth, only one device can be connected at a time.

    Thank You,
    Maggie
     
  10. iphone1105 macrumors 68020

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    Nothing worse than a begger.
     
  11. beater macrumors newbie

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    question for magie-macrumors

    I have an ipod 2gs, with the latest software.

    I purcased g-maps for United States and Canada.

    Will your product give me gps with my 2gs and gmaps? how about the map that came with ipod 2gs?

    thank you for the time. :)

    beater
     
  12. lemonademaker macrumors 6502a

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    hey looks like a great app and the dock looks very well designed.......all she can say is no and I got a polite answer..... "worse than a begger"? ... (double thumbs up to you mr. moneybags) :rolleyes:
     
  13. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    That dock looks fantastic. Love the fact, and im sure many others will, that you can use your case/skin along with the dock without having to take it off.
    +1 to Magellan on that part.
     
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    Hi beater,

    The iPod Touch works with the Magellan App/car kit, and it should work with others. However, we cannot guarantee it since we cannot test all of our competitions' products.

    Thank you,
    Maggie

    Thank you! We try to offer products base on what the public asks for. Therefore,if you guys have any other ideas or suggestions, please feel free to let me know!

    Thank You,
    Maggie

    Hi Nashmills,

    Yes, we are currently working on the UK version and other international locations. Please check back with us in the near future.

    Thank You,
    Maggie
     
  16. acousticbiker macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, Maggie. Any idea whether traffic will be a free update, a one-time fee or recurring fee?
     
  17. pjo63 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Maggie,

    I am curious whether communication between the Magellan App and the Car Kit's GPS hardware happens by way of the iPhone's dock connector or via Bluetooth.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  18. Jeffrosproto macrumors 6502

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    The car kit looks awesome.

    Any chance of a built in FM broadcaster? That would make this worth more than $130 for me.
     
  19. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Acousticbiker,

    As of right now, we have no information regarding that. However, I will keep you posted.

    Thank You,
    Maggie


    Hi pjo63,

    The answer is dock connector. Hope that helps! :)

    Thank you,
    Maggie

    Hi Jeffrosproto,

    I am sorry, but as of right now there will not be a FM broadcaster on the car kit. Perhaps, in the near future.

    Thank You,
    Maggie
     
  20. sfditty macrumors regular

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    So there may perhaps be an FM broadcaster included in the car kit in the near future? So two or three weeks from now we may see units shipping with it, or failing that maybe in a month or so? I'd hate to have to wait six weeks for this.
     
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  23. maggie-macrumor thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi sfditty,

    For certain its not going to be that soon. If we do release a cradle with FM broadcaster, it would be a few months to years down the road.

    Thank You,
    Maggie

    Hi Pika,

    We expect our promotion sale to end 30 days after the released date. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, it may end sooner or later than expected.

    Thank You,
    Maggie
     
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    What is the startup time to load this app on the 3G and the 3GS?
     

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