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Garmin introduces iQue M3 GPS Pocket PC

Garmin has released the iQue M3 Pocket PC PDA with GPS navigator. The new iQue M3 is a scaled down version of the previously released iQue M5. The iQue M3 is a automotive GPS navigator in a sleek, lightweight Pocket PC design. The iQue M3 runs on a Intel PXA271 312MHz processor with 32MB ROM and 64MB RAM. It includes several ports for expansion and connectivity including USB, SDIO, and InfraRed. It has a 3.5″ QVGA screen, and runs Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition.

The iQue M3 includes Garmin’s StreetPilot software for in-car navigation. Users can choose between a three-dimensional navigation view and 2D overhead view. The 3D navigation perspective lets drivers see an uncluttered view of what’s down the road. An integrated speaker gives voice-prompted directions to one’s destination. A built-in basemap of North and South America shows major highways, thoroughfares, railways, lakes, rivers and borders. Garmin includes its MapSource City Select DVD as a standard accessory, so users can download detailed street-level map data, look up nearly six million points of interest (POIs), and navigate to addresses throughout the U.S. and Canada. World travelers can also add a European or Pacific Rim basemap from the installation CD and purchase detailed maps separately. It is expected to be available later this month.