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Old 02-19-2013, 07:52 AM   #60712
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Originally Posted by Valentino Magoo View Post

Unfortunately, I don't know if the market is big enough for Google to step into hardware. If the Google Map app starts to use the GPS circuitry as well as cell-tower-based in the new cell phones (like Scribe suggests), then I see the consumer car GPS market drying up. That could really hurt Garmin, and really only leave them with the "outdoor" GPS market. Is that a big enough? I don't know.

I think building a more water proof and shock resistant phones (or isolation carriers) is more likely than Google actually producing hardware. Unfortunately. But I support the dream of a Google GPS Unit with Downloadable maps.
RAM makes a mount to hold cell phones in a "claw" type of holder. DaMoron has one on his WeeStrom and it worked great on our trip to VT last year. Keep the power plugged in and it functioned just as well as my Garmin unit.

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