Axion's Geo-632 GPS system and TeleNav's GPS Navigator service are two of the latest GPS devices to hit the road this holiday season, and the Geo-632 even plays MP3 files and displays JPEG image files.
Abalta Technologies has announced the Weblink platform, middleware that enables applications on a mobile device to communicate with the infotainment system of a vehicle. The platform uses Bluetooth, USB or Wi-Fi connections.
The new version of TeleNav's GPS device is designed to engage users by allowing them to rate restaurants and other businesses, as well as post location information for other system users. The new build also gives users the ability to send someone a text message containing a location.
Doghouse Electronics's RoverTv, with its 4.1-inch screen, digital video recording capabilities, FM radio tuner and music file storage, may be the future of portable media players, says one technology reporter.
Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has differentiated itself from rivals by allowing users to compete against each other through Xbox Live, but with only hard-core gamers being drawn to the concept, Microsoft now faces the challenge of attracting casual gamers, too.
As the popularity of video-enabled mobile devices grows, radio is increasingly moving toward a multimedia format. One new development worth watching is the rollout of live digital TV reception over mobile devices.