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Mobile Phones That Put Navigation First

Techstination feature for Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mobile phones that put navigation first. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology Boot Camp, a report on gadgets and gear. Pharos is updating its line of navigation mobile phones....with the pure touch screen Traveler 137. The Windows Mobile device is a new alternative to the Traveler 127...which features a full QWERTY keyboard. Both use the Pharos Smart Navigator software....and can also access travel data online. VP Jim White says having both built in and online capabilities...give the devices an edge....

"In most other kinds of mobile phones, you'll find that they do offer GPS navigation, but whenever you're out of range of cellular coverage, you no longer get connected. So with the Smart Navigator, you've still got navigation capabilities."

The Pharos devices sold without carrier subsidies...are pricey....between 5 and 6 hundred dollars...and will work on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the U.S. You can navigate to us at I'm Fred Fishkin.