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Maestro Elite 3270 navigation

Ralf Jurrien
CES report
Friday 11th, January 2008
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

Magellan, the fastest-growing GPS brand in the world, introduced the Magellan Maestro Elite 3270, which features the first state-of-the-art, flat-panel touch-screen display in the portable vehicle navigation industry. The new Magellan Maestro Elite solution can be viewed this week in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in Magellan's booth (no. 31247). The compact 3.5-inch Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 unit features a seamless touch-panel that integrates the newest display technology for a highly responsive screen and an elegant, high-tech look. Even a light touch will instantly get users to the next screen with its high-sensitivity display.

Magellan Maestro Elite 3270

Maestro Elite 3270
Magellan is the first GPS manufacturer to eliminate the plastic bezel housing common to portable navigation devices. The result is an edge-to-edge, completely flat touch display that gives the Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 a state-of-the-art, seamless surface with sensitivity and performance superior to anything else on the market today.

Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 Price
The Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 - priced at $499 - also will feature Magellan's proprietary SayWhere text-to-speech technology that announces street names, Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, pre-loaded maps of North America, Puerto Rico and Mexico and more than 6 million searchable points of interest (POIs). At only 17.8 mm thick and just 82.5 mm tall, the new Maestro packs dozens of advanced mapping features and a bright 3.5-inch QVGA screen into the industry's most compact, portable auto navigation unit.

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"Portable auto navigation has easily been one of the best-selling categories this holiday season, underscoring how GPS adoption is growing rapidly among mass consumers," said Nelson Chan, president and CEO of Magellan. "With the Magellan Maestro Elite 3270's flat-panel screens, Magellan is driving the next level of consumer demand for elegant, fully featured compact navigation solutions. The complete set of features, its elegant design, ease of use and exclusive AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance make GPS a pleasure to use, with a style that people simply desire."

Magellan Elite 3270 - VantagePoint
Magellan's exclusive AAA TourBook travel guide and member Roadside Assistance information comes preloaded in the Magellan Maestro Elite 3270, as does an integrated live traffic receiver with a free three-month subscription to Magellan's real-time traffic service. The Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 will be compatible with Magellan VantagePoint, the only desktop application on the market that helps people manage their GPS maps, information, and other content and easily sync it to their devices. Through VantagePoint, which is a free download, Magellan customers can personalize and expand their GPS experience.

Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 navigation Availability
Available in Q1 2008, the Magellan Maestro Elite 3270 products ship with a windshield mount and cradle, a cigarette lighter adapter, protective pouch, A/C power adapter, USB data cable and an adhesive disk for dash mounting.

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