updated 03:40 pm EDT, Fri March 30, 2007
Keomo PND GPS Unit
Accessory maker Keomo is planning to make its first tentative steps into producing its own GPS units with the Personal Navigation Device (PND). This standard 3.5-inch touchscreen GPS unit overcomes some of the barriers frequently associated with GPS units, especially those in the budget arena. Its secondary media player is much broader than other basic players, handling videos and eBooks as well as the more typical music and photo support. Its design is also thin at under 0.8 inches.
A single model will be available with 64MB of RAM and 32MB of flash in May at a relatively low price of $230 when it first sells in Europe with country-specific maps: adding $53 brings coverage of all of Western Europe, though Keomo hasn't explained whether or not the PND will include removable storage or ship to North America. [via pocketnavigation]