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Android Sat Nav Applications

Founded in the USA in 2003, Android is a mobile phone operating system that was taken over by internet giant Google in 2005. Google’s online app store, Android Market, sells upwards of 250,000 Android apps, which are fuelling the company’s phenomenal success as it strives to become a brand leader.  Android sat nav apps are just some of the diverse applications and, competitively, Android sat nav apps are now offered free on Android smartphones in the UK. There are a range of Android sat nav apps, including the free Google Maps Navigation, but also many others that are worth paying for.  Highly rated Android sat nav apps include Co-Pilot Live, which ranks favourably with standalone GPS systems and even offers the facility to receive live traffic updates and petrol prices. With great usability, it comes highly recommended. Other Android sat nav apps worth exploring are AndNav2; TeleNav, for the occasional user, which works on a subscription basis; or the highly innovative BreadCrumbz, which even works within the confines of a building, allowing the user to plot every step.Some smartphones even come with Android sat nav apps as their integral feature and USP, such as the nuvifone A50, produced by Garmin-Asus. Other sat nav apps include Sygic, which fully maps the UK and Ireland and provides real time updates of traffic alongside lane guidance features and warnings of safety cameras.

LG Renoir KC910

The LG Renoir KC910 is one impressive phone that is quickly gaining attention.  This action packed device offers features that the majority of mobile phones today simply do not have.  It has a sophisticated design and large touch screen to enjoy as well.One of the most notable features that you will find on the LG Renoir KC910 is its built in camera which is 8 megapixels. Very few mobile phones today offer such a high quality camera which even provides a xenon flash.  The camera can be put into a beauty function which eliminates any blemishes you might not want to remember in your photographs.  The Renoir’s camera also features an image stabilizer and facial tracking.  This powerful LG mobile phone provides a great deal of connectivity to its users.  Take advantage of the built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth capabilities, and even a TV Out functionality.  There is a GPS receiver built into the Renoir so you not have to worry about getting lost again!For the variety of features that the LG Renoir KC910 offers, the device manages to stay at a reasonable size.  It is 107.8 mm long by 55.9 mm wide by 14 mm thick.  The Renoir also weighs 114 grams.  Talk time for the included battery is estimated to be around 4 hours while standby is around 430 hours.A bonus that the LG Renoir KC910 provides is an included 8 gigabyte microSD card.  This will allow users to immediately get started capturing photographs with the handy camera.

A Christmas idea for Car Hire companies

Here at TechLounge we’re big fans of sat nav, particularly it’s mystical ability to prevent what might otherwise be relationship ending arguments at bay! If you’ve ever sat fuming beside your other half after they accused you of not knowing left from right, or put up with one too many “we’re not stopping to ask, it’s just down here” then you probably know what we mean. So with Christmas on the horizon and many couples hiring a vehicle as they travel to see friends and family here’s an idea for car hire companies: free sat nav for everyone. OK it may cut into profits a little but with most of the big names hiking prices over the holiday season they can afford it, and you simply can’t buy the kind of goodwill that comes from saving a marriage! Come on car hire chiefs, open your wallets and make the world a slightly less angry place this Christmas!

Mio’s Knight Rider GPS gives you directions from K.I.T.T.

Mio Technology has announced a new GPS unit sporting the widely popular 1980’s TV series Knight Rider. Knight Rider was a hit back in the 80’s and propelled the career of David Hasselhoff, who was a crime fighter helped by a Pontiac Trans Am, fully modified to do an array wonderful stuff and could drive itself called K.I.T.T.

HTC Touch Diamond set to rival the iPhone

With its rich and colorful 2.8” screen we welcome the HTC Diamond after much anticipation.

The elegant body has clearly not been rushed in the design process, and is as nice to touch as it is easy to use. The body has faceted edges which really add to the phones stunning looks.

Fuzion 44 Bluetooth GPS receiver

It’s a first and we are showing it to you.

You’re looking at the only Bluetooth GPS satellite receiver in the world that’s got a massive 44 channels. It picks up USA and EU satellites and has an amazing reacquisition time of 0.1 seconds. The battery life is outstanding at 14 hours run time and a 3 charging cycle.Wow an amazing run-time then of 14 hours and a standby time of over a week on one charge.

Kenwood HDM-555 Navigation System

We have had a request from one of our readers to find a car stereo that not only has a CD player and FM tuner, but is all singing, all dancing, with a HDD and the ability to play Mp3 files. We thought we would find one that has still not been released yet in Europe so that you can see what is possible to produce and adapt to a car.

Road Angel Satellite Navigator

Here is a UK designed and manufactured Satellite Navigation system that is also a speed camera and traffic black spot alert system. It retails out at just under £600 but it’s worth every penny in our opinion here at Techlounge.

TomTom Go700 Satellite Navigation

Wow, how cool is this Tomtom Go700. If you have Bluetooth on your mobile phone, the TomTom Go700 will act as a hands free kit. But once you’ve had a few 15 minute conversations it starts eating away at the battery so we would advise getting the in car charger for it. This unit is amazing, we took it out on a test run and in a town we didn’t know. We felt a bit peckish so we tapped in restaurants and McDonalds and before you knew it we were at the Golden Arches. The ladies voice is a bit irritating but this can soon be sorted with the official add-ons of John Cleese’s voice to cheer you up on your dull motorway drive.