Motorola just introduced the MOTOACTV Golf Edition, a GPS Golf tracker and a virtual caddy all on your wrist. MOTOACTV Golf Edition knows about 20,000 courses worldwide where you can get the front, center and back distances to green and to hazards. The virtual caddy keeps track of scorecards, clubs and key statistics. Other useful stats include the ability to track data like total steps taken, distance covered and calories burned while on the green.
Not only that this GPS enabled golfers GPS knows about PAR information and acts as a virtual clubhouse, syncing wirelessly at MOTOACTV.com where you get a simulation of your round using a satellite view of the course.
MOTOACTV Golf Edition is already available for pre-order for $300 and they’ll be shipping on April 1st.
New York Times writer Eric A. Taub recently put his Garmin Nuvi 2350LMT and Droid X2 powered by Android side by side and took a trip to Disneyland. He reviewed things like the user interface, ability to find points of interests correctly, reaction time with voice directions, time it took to search for destinations, map updates, traffic info and more. It was a basic review, and never touched on the subject of what would happen if you were out of coverage area with your Android phone. Overall it is a decent review for beginners and reflects well on what’s going on with the GPS industry today. You can read the whole thing here.
For China only! So don’t get too excited about these transparent-lid touch screen phones if you’re in Europe or the U.S. I wonder why only Chinese get these transparent covers. Maybe they’re notorious for putting them in their pockets with keys or something. Who knows.
Anyhow one of these new models is the Motorola XT806 which runs Android 2.1 and offers dual-mode/dual-standby support for CDMA EVDO and GSM, 3.2″ screen with 300dpi display, of course a GPS receiver, 720p video capture, and more.
A new GPS capable Motorola A1680 recently appeared on FCC’s site and we thought we’d mention it. We have a feeling this model already came out in China a while ago but it’s just making it to the U.S. of A.
The new Motorola A1680 has a 5MP digital camera with flash, a music player – including an FM receiver, WiFi, 3G connectivity, and of course a GPS receiver.
It does have a 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB port, and runs on a 624Mhz processor.
We have no word on pricing and date of availability just yet.
Motorola and Verizon are getting ready to release their second generation o Droid phones. Called Motorola Droid X, the Android powered smartphone leaves the slide out keyboard this time and ups the touch screen display to a giant 4.3″ FWVGA with 854×480 resolution. That’s some big screen!
Motorola DROID X has an 8MP camera and can record 720p. Plus, for your viewing pleasure it comes with an HDMI out port.
We’ve been talking about Motorola’s attempt at GPS navigation system – Motonav – for a while now. It looks like we now have an official model name that is going to be released soon. It is called Motonav TN765, or N765t. People at Ubergizmo had a chance to play with the device before their review and the first impression doesn’t sound so bad.
What makes the Motonav N765t special is the 5.1″ cinematic display which is wider than any other wide screen GPS navigation systems out there. It is treated with a non-glossy material so bright daylight shouldn’t be something to be scared of.
Another design feature that is not very common in other brands is the volume and zoom control buttons on the back edge of the device.
Motorola Devour may actually be the sexiest Android phone out there. I mean forget the impressive specs we’ll go over in a second but look at these curves, color, and the slide-down keyboard…
We haven’t seen an Android phone with no GPS yet and the Motorola Devour is no exception. In addition to bringing you location aware goodness, the Devour also has the following features:
- Touch-sensitive navigation pad
- CDMA EVDO rev A 3G support
- 3.1″ capacitive touch screen
- 1400mAh battery
- 3MP camera
- data backed up automatically on the secure MOTOBLUR portal
- MOTOBLUR portal allows customers to help locate lost phones and wipe clean info is the device lost
- 8GB microSD card pre-installed
- two microphones for noise cancellation
- 3.5mm headphone jack
Motorola MOTOROI XT720 was just introduced Korea and it will also be available worldwide very soon – March to be specific.
Motoroi has very impressive features such as the 3.7″ WVGA display, a Xenon flash powered 8MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card that can be supported up to 32GB, and a 720p high definition video recorder, HDMI output, and of course embedded GPS capability.
Oh, and don’t forget the T-DMB support for up to 24 digitally broadcast TV and audio channels for free. Best part if it all is that the underlying OS is Android!!!
Here is a video and you can read more about it here.
We just talked about Motonav TN500. Also announced at CES 2010 was Motorola Motonav TN700. This device is pretty much identical to Motonav TN500 but features a much bigger 5.1″ cinematic display.
Like the TN500, TN700 also uses the bluetooth to get access to some data from your phone and offers a service called MotoExtras which is only free for the first three months. The local search feature is from Bing, and others include gas prices, weather, flight status, safety camera alerts, and more.
Some other features include 3D landmarks, lane assistance, text-to-speech, voice destination entry and local search, and multiview display.
Motorola announced two new GPS navigation systems at CES 2010. One of them is the Motorola Motonav TN500 (the other Motonav TN700). Motonav TN500 is a sat nav system with a 4.3″ touchscren. It has a multiview display which can show both details of your route, points of interest along the way and even your contacts on your phone. So we need to mention it has a speakerphone and can pair with your Bluetooth-enabled phone much needed hands-free action.
You can browse your address book, call them and even search them using your voice, while keeping your hands on the wheel.
What is more important is that Motorola TN500 can actually make use of your data plan on your phone and get you traffic updates, fuel prices, weather forecasts, flight status and more, powered by Bing. And you can do all of this with your voice! The ugly thing is that these local search features is part of a service called MotoExtras and requires a subscription after a 90 day trial.
Motorola TN500 will come out first quarter of this year. We’re not sure how much the device or the subscription will cost.