New u-Blox GPS chip: Fast, strong, power-saving and Galileo support!

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | 1 Comment

The Swiss chip manufacturer u-blox is going to present a GPS chip with very fast Time To First Fix (TTFF), claiming to be under one second! The popular SirF StarIII chip needs roughly 35 seconds. As well as being very fast and only consuming 50mW of power, which will make it suitable for most mobile […]


Acer P630: Finally available in Europe

February 6, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

The Acer P630 was announced by Acer quite some time ago and is now, according to Navigadget, available in Europe from several online shops, starting as low as 290Euros. The Acer P630 is a bulky looking GPS navigator from Acer’s P600 series and is another SiRF StarIII chipset based GPS navigator. It offers a 4″ […]


Altina A680: GPS Navigator with 2 Megapixel camera

February 5, 2007 by poeloq | 2 Comments

The Altina A680 is a SirF StarIII chipset GPS navigator with a twist: it also has a 2 Megapixel camera. It’s screen is also slightly larger than it’s competitors at 3″ (Color LCD, 480×272) and it has typical multimedia features such as MP3 and MP4 playback, plus a FM transmitter for hearing the navigation instructions […]


Haicom HI-505SD: Bluetooth GPS

February 4, 2007 by poeloq | Leave a Comment

Taiwanese company Haicom have announced a new 20 channel SiRF StarIII chip based GPS unit with Bluetooth connectivity and power via a MiniSD to SD converter. At first I had to think about this, but after consulting Haicoms product page it became more clear: you use a MiniSD to SD converter cable to connect the […]