Evolution Mappy AP7

South Koreans love adding fancy GUIs to their portable media players. This one you see is quite new on the market and it is called Evolution Mappy AP7. It does a lot for its size. It is a digital TV player, movie player, audio player, FM radio, and of course a GPS navigation system. It is capable of receiving live traffic data via TPEG, and it can render amazing 3D graphics of your environment while driving.

It runs on a SiRF Prima processor at 600Mhz, supports SD cards, and even USB memory sticks. The OS in the back is WinCE which uses some of the 256MB RAM. We don’t know how much Evolution Mappy AP7 costs but it is only available for South Korea anyways…

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iRiver NV Classic


We have mentioned the iRiver NV series here at Navigadget before. Just recently they came out with their latest model called iRiver NV Classic.

The NV Classic has a 7″ screen and comes with a 64 channel GPS receiver which powers the award winning Mappy 2008 GPS navigation software. It has internal 1.5 watts speakers, SiRF GRF3i + GPS chipset, ability to play various media formats in addition to DMB digital TV support. It supports SDHC cards so you can probably bring multiple DVD quality movies for long road trips.

Sorry it is only for Korea as usual. Make us want to move to the south end of their peninsula. iRiver NV Classic costs the equivalent of $250. Not a bad price…

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There’s a new personal media player with GPS navigation capabilities out in Korea today from a company called Homecast.

Without the car cradle HM960 has the following features:

  • 4.3 TFT-LCD display in 16:9 format
  • T-DMB receiver
  • DivX 3.11/4/5, XviD, MPEG4, WMV7/8/9, H.264
  • MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, WMA(Ver.9), Ogg Vorbis, AC3 files

But as soon as you place HM960 on the car cradle which houses the GPS receiver you’ll be able to get door to door navigation thanks to the Mappy GPS navigation software.

TVUS HM960 will come with NAND flash memory in either 8GB or 16GB and will cost 389,000 KRW or 419,000KRW ($378 to $406)…

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XPIN with DMB and GPS navigation

Korean Dae Kyung EMD is planning to launch its in-dash DMB navigation XPIN TX-8000 in to the Korean market this June.

XPIN TX-8000 comes with a 6.95-inch WVGA display with 800×480 resolution and runs on a PXA320 Marvell processor at 806MHz. The GPS navigation software comes from Mappy.

Other features of XPIN include 3D view, day and night mode to adjust screen brightness automatically, T-DMB receiver for watching digital TV, and picture-in-picture capability. As far as entertainment there’s the DVD player, radio, audio player, and even photo viewer. To make moving things around easier this in-dash GPS navigation system also includes a USB host…

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Speed Mate SM-7081

We have a new PMP + GPS naviagation system from Korea called Speed Mate SM-7081. Main features of the device include GPS navigation, T-DMB receiver, video and music playback (image viewer too) and the ability to attach a rear view camera.

Speed Mate SM-7081 runs Windows CE 5.0 on a RMI AU1250 processor, and has a 7″ TFT LCD Samsung display with 16:9 ratio and 800 x 480 resolution.

As far as I/O, you have an audio line out, DMB antenna jack, an SD slot, an AUX in port, and a jack for a rear view camera like we mentioned. GPS receiver is provided by SiRF, and the navigation software by Mando Mappy United.

It costs 400000 South Korean Wons which is approximately 430USD… via pmpinside.com

i-STATION N7TU: the art of navigation

i-Station has done it again. Their new model the i-STATION N7tu is a GPS navigation system that also brings DMB channels to your vehicle’s cockpit. It only comes with a 1000mAh battery, meaning you’re going to have to have this device plugged in the whole time – for it has a bright 7″ TFT LCD touch screen and a 1.8″ HDD that comes in either 30GB or 60GB capacity – both of which consume a lot of power.

It runs Win CE 5.0 in the background, comes with a fancy navigation software (Mappy United) that can display the Korean skyline in the background with realistic 3D buildings, and a media player that can play multiple audio, video formats, and also has PiP capability.

Other features include stereo speakers, SiRF Star III GPS receiver (but they also throw in an external antenna), SD card support as well as a USB host.

We have no info on pricing – and you probably don’t care since we all know this will never make it to U.S… via pmpinside.com


HyOn MyWi T10

HyOn MyWi T10 is multi-functional in-car entertainment and navigation system. It features a 7″ touch screen, a fully functional remote control and composite input for displaying external video sources.

Just like any other Far Asian gadget it combines an integrated GPS receiver, a T-DMB receiver for TV broadcasts, audio player, and video player.

Native screen resolution of HyOn Wii T10 is 800 x 480. It can take SD cards, and has two USB ports, external antenna connections for both GPS and DMB. The GPS navigation software is provided by Mappy and you do screen in screen to watch TV or other stuff while navigating.

Anything else our Korean readers would like to add – please check the source

Mappy Iti

The French now have access to the Mappy Iti GPS navigation device for 299 € ($400) that features 2 processors. The price is available until January 10 and 350€ afterwards.

  • Display: 4.3″ touchscreen, TFT LCD with 16 million colors at 480 x 272 resolution
  • Receiver: Integrated GPS
  • Maps zones: Tele Atlas maps of France
  • Weight: 220 gr with batteries
  • Dimensions: 132x75x19.5mm
  • Power: Lithium-ion battery (3 hours with navigation, 2 hours with video and music)
  • Processor: 2 x 200MHz Magic Eyes MMSP2
  • Memory: 128 Mo RAM + 32 Mo ROM
  • GPS: SiRFstarIII
  • POI: 270,000 in over 60 categories
  • Multimedia support: XVID, DivX3, DivX4, DivX5, MPG, MPEG1, MPEG4 SP, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, AVI, ASF and MP3

You can look at a review here and even read it if you know French. Also visit http://gps.mappy.com/ for more info.

XPIN MX 430 infotainment system

Infotainment. Yes, that’s what people at DK EMD call their new GPS navigation, personal multimedia player (PMP), T-DMB combo. This model MX 430, comes with an integrated SiRF Star III chipset and a 4.3″ Samsung touch screen LCD.


  • CPU: Intel PXA270 @ 312 MHz
  • SDRAM: 64MB
  • ROM: 32MB
  • SD Card: 2GB
  • Audio:2W stereo speaker
  • Interface: SD card, RS-232, USB 1.1
  • Battery: 2400mA
  • OS: Win CE 5.0
  • Map software: Mappy

MX430 is planned to be availabe on August 28 somewhere in Korea for 548,000(KRW) for the 2GB model. It is also said that the same company will be introducing a 6.5″ slide screen car PC in September.


X-Road Corea Z3300

X-Road is the Asian version of Tibo manufactured by the same Korean company called CarPoint Co. It looks like they’re saving the good stuff for themselves. Compare this Z3300 to the Tibo Z3000 we talked about a couple of days ago and you’ll see the difference. The Z3300 definetely boasts better graphics since it uses the Mappy software for generating its animations and map panning. It also has a brighter screen at 400Cd’s and comes integrated 2W speakers. The rest of the specs seems similar to Tibo Z3000 like the SiRF Star III chipset and a fold-out antenna for a better reception.