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Apple, Google Just Killed Portable GPS Devices

wired: If it wasn’t obvious before, it’s crystal clear today. The dedicated portable GPS device is dead, with Apple and Google playing pallbearer to Garmin, Magellan and TomTom’s hardware businesses.

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KingPin3458d ago

well, Google already has. i don't know anyone with a droid that has a separate gps. but with Apple on board as well, its definitely gonna make it harder to convince people to buy a separate GPS unit.

Soldierone3457d ago

If any of those companies were smart they would have taken one of the obvious routes

-Team up with one of the two to slap your name on the device and have them use your technology and maps in the phones.

-Make your GPS units super friggin cheap so people can't resist.

Instead they are in it for the money, so I don't really care. Google's maps has actually been more useful and more accurate than both GPS units I've used before. There is a time and place for GPS, but its market is shrinking fast thanks to phones.

(All though I find it a bit funny that when you buy a new phone from Verizon they make it seem like the only GPS there is, is the Verizon crap. Then they try and make you pay a monthly fee for it. my phone didn't even have google maps installed, I had to find it)