Sony is adding upon their line of GPS systems with four new models, NV-U94T, NV-U84, NV-U74T and NV-U44. Picking up where the NV-U73T and the NV-U83T left off, the new units add some new features for the form factors.
The top of the line U94 adds a photo viewer and A/V player. All of the GPS devices are bringing back Bluetooth connectivity and incorporate gesture command.
Ranging from $250 to $400, the nav-u personal navigation devices will be available starting in September. Click on through for some other tidbits.
The NV-U94T adds new features such as a photo
viewer, audio/video player and stereo Bluetooth® technology
for streaming audio and making hands-free phone calls using
The new photo viewer feature turns the screen into a picture
frame. Camera owners can view their digital images by inserting
a Memory Stick® into the Memory Stick Pro Duo slot. The new
nav-u devices are the only personal navigation devices on the
market that provide users with the ability to easily view images
shot on Cyber-shot® cameras.
This feature also supports the JPEG format and plays back still
images individually, in slideshow mode or via thumbnails.
The NV-U94T model also can play MP3 and non-DRM AAC music files
and MPEG-4 video files from Memory Stick PRO Duo media. Sony
has incorporated stereo Bluetooth® technology (A2DP profile)
into the device. Audio can be streamed wirelessly from the
nav-u device to a compatible Bluetooth-enabled car stereo system,
including Sony’s Xplod® MEX-BT2600 and MEX-BT5100 head units.
Stereo Bluetooth maintains high-quality sound while streaming
The new NV-U84 model offers the best value in the large-screen
segment. For about $350, drivers get a large 4.8 inch (measured
diagonally) 16:9 aspect ratio display plus super suction cup,
dual view text to speech, photo viewer and gesture command.
The NV-U74T has a 4.3 inch (measured diagonally) 16:9 aspect
ratio display. It comes with a super suction cup, dual view,
text to speech, Bluetooth hands free, real-time traffic, photo
viewer, and gesture command.
The new NV-U44 model has a 3.5 inch (measured diagonally) 4:3
aspect ratio display and a sleek, compact stylish design. It
is feature rich with dual view, text to speech, photo viewer
and gesture command, yet affordable at about $250.