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Gorilla Plus GPS navigation system

We’ve talked about Sanyo’s Gorilla here numerous times. It must be a big hit in Japan since they keep adding fresh models to this series. Their latest GPS navigation system is called Gorilla Plus and it’s a partnership between Sanyo and NTT Docomo.

What does Docomo bring to the partnership? Connectivity! You’ve got map updates, real time traffic information, parking vacancies around you, latest weather information, and even restaurant recommendations.

As far as hardware you’ve got the 5″ LED backlit touchscreen, 8GB of internal memory, SD card slot, ability to lock satellites in less than seconds, and of course the portrait mode for exploring the city on foot.


new Sanyo Gorilla GPS navigation system

Not to be left out of the Japanese GPS navigation system race, Sanyo – just like Panasonic – also added three new devices to their Gorilla series.

Their new models are the NV-SB531DT, NV-SB541DT, NV-SD630DT.

By default they all have 8GB of internal storage, 1Seg TV tuner but differ when it comes to screen size, and a few other features. Here is how the new GPS devices measure up:

  • NV-SB531DT: 5.2″ screen
  • NV-SB541DT: 5.2″ screen and VICS for live traffic information
  • NV-SD630DT: 6.2″ screen and VICS for live traffic information

No word on pricing or availability from Sanyo of Japan just yet… Read More …

Sanyo Gorilla Lite

Sanyo Gorilla Lite – also known as NV-LB50DT is from the all familiar Sanyo Gorilla series. Too bad they only release their GPS navigation systems in Japan – because this new Gorilla Lite looks quite enticing.

This slim profiled device only measures 18.8mm thin and packs in a lot of features, such as the 4GB internal memory, support for MP3, MP4, JPEG, and WMA files, and of course a 1 Seg TV tuner – which is pretty standard in Japan these days. All of this offered to you on a 5″ touch screen which automatically rotates thanks to the gyro sensor… Read More …

Sanyo Gorilla NVA-GS1609FT and NVA-GS1409DT


Sanyo just introduced two new in dash GPS navigation systems called Gorilla NVA-GS1609FT and Gorilla NVA-GS1409DT. Both these GPS navigation systems run on solid state drives (SSDs), feature a 7″ touchscreen, and an amazing user interface that features 3D buildings, very detailed intersection rendering even indicating where traffic details are.

The two in-dash models will be released next month and include some features such as 1Seg TV tuner, DVD, CD players, FM player, and the ability to read audio from SD cards.

NVA-GS1609FT will have a 16GB SSD whereas NVA-GS1409DT will only allow for 8GB of storage. We have no word on pricing yet. Oh.. did we mention you won’t be seeing this here in the U.S? Sorry.

new Sanyo Gorilla GPS navigation systems

The Gorilla GPS navigation system from Sanyo must be big in Japan since they keep coming out with new models.

Their latest devices are fitted with SSDs (solid state disk) and feature displays ranging from 7″ (NV-SD730DT) to 5.2″ (NV-SB450DT and NV-SB530DT). Some of the features of the new models include LED baclight, 8GB SSD, VICS traffic updates, 1 Seg TV tuner, and the Eco Mode which tries to keep you at a speed optimal for fuel efficiency… Read More …

Sanyo Gorilla NVA-GS1580FT, NV-SD750FT, NV-SB510DT

Sanyo has a big line of Gorilla GPS navigation systems and they added a few new ones just yesterday. The new systems are called Sanyo Gorilla NVA-GS1580FT (pictured above), NV-SD750FT, and NV-SB510DT. All system share most of their specs which include 4GB solid state drive, TV tuner, and a new feature called EcoDrive which attempts to save the earth. Except NV-SB510DT which has a 5.2″ screen; these GPS navigation systems feature a 7″ screen.

These possibly won’t make it to the U.S. but if you’re in Japan look for them starting November 20th… Read More …

a new gorilla: NV-BD600DT

Sanyo has been releasing many portable navigation systems from their Gorilla series. A new addition to the lineup is the NV-BD600DT which features a 4GB solid state disk.

The new NV-BD600DT will be available in about a month on October 21st in Japan for an unkown price as of now. However looking at similar models such as the NV-SD700DT we’re pretty sure NV-BD600DT will be just below $1000.

Other features of NV-BD600DT include:

  • 1-Seg TV tuner
  • FM transmitter
  • built-in speakers
  • SD card slot
  • real time traffic information
  • ECO driver information

Did we mention the screen size yet? It is quite big: 5.8″… Read More …

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SD700DT

With its 7″ screen and almost realistic 3D renderings Sanyo Gorilla NV-SD700DT is the new high-end GPS navigation system from Sanyo.

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SD700DT comes with a TV tuner and can record TV programs onto an SD card. Or you can choose to watch the shows as you navigate thanks to the picture in picture feature.

NV-SD700DT has a 4GB SSD, uses a 400Mhz processor, and like other Gorilla’s from Sanyo this one can also provide annoying but useful warnings when you are polluting the environment by speeding and accelerating excessively.

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SD700DT will cost a little over $1000 when released later this month in Japan.

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SB360DT

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SB360DT is one of the newest addition to Sanyo’s Gorilla lineup. NV-SB360DT has a 4.5″ screen, and to make things more portable the device supports swappable batteries.

The internal storage is in the form of a 4GB solid state drive (SSD) and included in the $850 price tag is a 1-Seg TV tuner which can record onto an SD card. Recording is via EPG which allows for 10 different shows to be pre-programmed and upto 80 hours if you have a 16GB SD card.

Sanyo Gorilla NV-SB360DT will be available on April 21 (in Japan)… Read More …

Sanyo Gorilla GPS

Sanyo has added a new model to their Gorilla series. The two new models will be NV-SD580DT and NV-SB260DT which will not only allow the user to watch digitally broadcast channels but also record them.

The series is dubbed Gorilla for a good reason; offering a sharp display measuring 5.8 inches and a durable battery to last at least couple of hours.

More specs:

  • VGA
  • FM transmitter
  • 1Seg TV tuner
  • SD card (2GB max)
  • VISC
  • MP3 player
  • SD-Video card reader (plz leave comment if you know what this is…)
  • 100.5x177x33 mm
  • 570 g

Gorilla series also come in HDD versions such as the NV-HD830DTvia