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Free Google sat-nav shakes market

Discussion in 'News' started by UKDarkstar, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    Free Google sat-nav shakes market



    Shares in sat-nav device companies have fallen substantially after Google unveiled its free live sat-nav for mobiles on Wednesday.

    US firm Garmin fell 18% after details of Google Maps Navigation were revealed. Dutch firm TomTom fell 9.5% when markets closed on Thursday.

    The Google application promises free real-time, turn-by-turn directions for people to follow on their phones.

    The Motorola Droid will be the first mobile phone equipped with the system.

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    1. Josiahb
      Josiahb
      If the navigation on this is as ****e as the driections on Google maps I don't think TomTom et al actually have much to worry about.

      Google try to send me via the M25 to get anywhere. Bloody useless.
    2. onoski
      onoski
      TomTom all the way for me and don't think anything else comes close as yet:)
    3. Patch230
      Patch230
      Agreed


      Cant beat the Tom - Tom

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