updated 02:35 pm EST, Fri December 8, 2006
NavMonster GPS unit
Taiwanese company Sheng Jay Automation Tech has uncovered the NavMonster SJ-5289, a GPS unit with a strong emphasis on media features. The display is a seven-inch, 16:9 touchscreen with 262,144 colors, and it supports file formats such as 3GP, AAC, MP3, and MP4. Data is loaded through CF, SIM, SD, and MMC cards, or the provided mini-USB cable. The unit can even go online using an Ethernet cable, or else wirelessly through an adapter or a CF-based WiFi card. The GPS element supports 3D navigation and has a database that covers all of Europe as well as Canada, the United States, China, Taiwan, and South Africa. Multiple languages are supported including English, French and Spanish. The American debut of the NavMonster should be at next month's Consumer Electronics Show.