garmin and tomtom making phones?

phone-gps-044.jpgHere is some speculation: According to some sources Garmin and Tomtom are looking into getting GPS enabled phone market. Well, they better: Soon all mobile phones are going to have embedded GPS chips in them so nobody will want to spend $400+ on a standalone GPS navigation system. It is already happening! (nokia n95, mio A501)

Branded GPS-device vendors Garmin and TomTom are reportedly expected to venture into the GPS-enabled handset market, with market rumors stating that Garmin has already held talks for cooperation with Taiwan-based ODM handset maker Compal Communications, according to market sources.

Both Garmin and Compal Communications declined to comment on market speculations. However, market sources noted that Compal Communications has already built two PND (portable navigation device) models for Via Michelin, a car-service subsidiary of Michelin, indicating that the ODM handset maker is capable of manufacturing GPS handsets.

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