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GPS Palm Device from Garmin?

According to this story in infoSync, GPS device manufacturer Garmin is going to launch a GPS-equpped, high-resolution, color Palm OS 5 device at CES next month:

GPS and mapping company Garmin has been a Palm OS licensee for a long time, but to date has not actually released a Palm OS-based handheld. All that will change at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in early January, when Garmin will officially unveil the Garmin iQue 3600, widely expected to be Palm OS-based.

Garmin's new GPS handheld is expected to be a Palm OS 5 unit...

It includes a virtual handwriting area, although whether it uses the HandEra virtual Graffiti, Sony virtual Graffiti, or some proprietary virtual Graffiti system is unknown. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that it is 320x480 screen using the new PalmSource High-Density screen API...

The iQue includes a retractable GPS antenna, as well as several auxiliary buttons on the left side. It also has a jog wheel. The front application buttons are based on a Palm OS design, with a GPS icon replacing the Memo Pad icon. It also has a two-way rocker on the front, common for Palm OS devices.

Pictures of the iQue 3600 can be found along with the story.

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