updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed September 20, 2006
Delphi NAV200 GPS
Delphi has announced a second handheld today in the form of a new GPS receiver that challenges TomTom's ONE and others in the entry-level field. The newly unveiled NAV200 is built as a simple car or handheld GPS unit that also offers some useful media functions. Its direction-finding abilities are basic with the exception of an optional accessory for real-time traffic, but its software is uncommonly flexible for its range: it can play MP3 or WAV files, display GIF, JPG, or PNG photos, and show AVI movies. A calculator, a clock, and a game round out its features. Delphi provides a suction-mount car kit with a 12-volt power adapter and says that the device will last for 3 hours on battery power. Shipping in October, the NAV200 is available for pre-order at a price of $349, which makes it considerably less expensive than most rivals.