Navigon no more?

 

There is a rumor that Navigon will soon cease US operations. Please see the attached article.

http://www.gpslodge.com/archives/cat_navigon_gps.php

I certainly hope this is not true because Navigon has pioneered a number of technologies in GPS units that we bow take for granted.

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

"NAVIGON stops PND business in North America"

Received a Google alert about GPS news:

Navigon's CEO has confirmed that they are no longer going to be selling their PND's in North America. He said that low selling prices of TomTom and some others as the reason for them not making it.

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/NAVIGON-stops-PND-business-in...

Amazon has now also removed the new 7300T model product page.

More info here:
http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=12835

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they got the worst reviews

they got the worst reviews on amazon.com.for sure they will not be missed

what about the maps

are they discontinuing production of the GPS hardware and teh maps or just the hardware?

Will be missed

I have a Nuvi and my wife has a Navigon. If we were able to load POI's into the navigon as easily as the nuvi it would beat the nuvi hands down. Powers on faster though satellite lock is a bit slower it calculate routes WAY faster and recalculates instantly when you miss a turn. The POI icon are realistic and 3-D for the included POI's. The map view is nicer. It's only draw back and it's a big one is the customization. No adding Topo maps (which is why I have a Nuvi) or vehicles or voices, and adding POI's is a bit of a pain. If adding the POI's was easier I would have multiple navigons, as the traffic receiver is built into the unit so you don't have to have it plugged in to get traffic updates and traffic is free!
They are a good unit that was on the cutting edge of most of the GPS technologies, hopefully they keep producing quality units and forcing the other GPS makers to keep up.

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Don't worry about NAVIGON

rjrsw wrote:

Received a Google alert about GPS news:

Navigon's CEO has confirmed that they are no longer going to be selling their PND's in North America. He said that low selling prices of TomTom and some others as the reason for them not making it.

http://www.gpsbusinessnews.com/NAVIGON-stops-PND-business-in...

Amazon has now also removed the new 7300T model product page.

More info here:
http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=12835

It doesn't surprise me in the lest that you jmped on this with both heels down, after all your a Garmin Fanboy, and your blinders hinder you seeing that this is really a bad thing, However
Navigon will continue to pioneer the latest an the greatest in GPS inventions like the have been all along. They wanted to test the North American Market and with everyone else slashing prices (Except Garmin because they depend on everyone else for technology)the market got to crowded.

Anyway, watch for them to bring you only the best in GPS for years to come, after all they are the leader in that field.

Some one asked about the maps, I am sure the maps will continue as before with Garmin just paying for what they feel you need from NAVTEQ and nothing more until pressured buy the Buyer of their products to get the newer features.

I will remain on top of Navigon and their developments and be sure to let everyone know, so they can complain to Garmin that they want these great NAVIGON features as well.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

"Don't worry about NAVIGON"

I'm not!
rolleyes
I made no personal derogatory statements about you or about Navigon but the first thing you do is attack me. All I did was post the link to the Navigon CEO's press release statement in response to the OP's original posting.

What did the following statement you posted have to do with what was being discussed in this thread other then to attack me?

BobDee wrote:

It doesn't surprise me in the lest that you jmped on this with both heels down, after all your a Garmin Fanboy,

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Is anyone listening?

xmracer wrote:

I have a Nuvi and my wife has a Navigon. If we were able to load POI's into the navigon as easily as the nuvi it would beat the nuvi hands down. Powers on faster though satellite lock is a bit slower it calculate routes WAY faster and recalculates instantly when you miss a turn. The POI icon are realistic and 3-D for the included POI's. The map view is nicer. It's only draw back and it's a big one is the customization. No adding Topo maps (which is why I have a Nuvi) or vehicles or voices, and adding POI's is a bit of a pain. If adding the POI's was easier I would have multiple navigons, as the traffic receiver is built into the unit so you don't have to have it plugged in to get traffic updates and traffic is free!
They are a good unit that was on the cutting edge of most of the GPS technologies, hopefully they keep producing quality units and forcing the other GPS makers to keep up.

It is too bad that Navigon doesn't read your comments and add those features. Then they would have a great gps. I might even be tempted to switch from Garmin.

In agreement

bsp131 wrote:

It is too bad that Navigon doesn't read your comments and add those features. Then they would have a great gps. I might even be tempted to switch from Garmin.

I agree. My wife uses a Navigon and I find it a good unit to work with once you get used to the interface. They have had some great ideas and if they applied some of their customer feedback to their R&D I am sure that Navigon would be a much bigger fish in the pond.

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"Life is a journey - enjoy the ride!" Garmin nuvi 255

Personal attack? No way, only observations, still not surprised

rjrsw wrote:

I'm not!
rolleyes
I made no personal derogatory statements about you or about Navigon but the first thing you do is attack me. All I did was post the link to the Navigon CEO's press release statement in response to the OP's original posting.

What did the following statement you posted have to do with what was being discussed in this thread other then to attack me?

BobDee wrote:

It doesn't surprise me in the lest that you jmped on this with both heels down, after all your a Garmin Fanboy,

Nor did I, it must be your guilty feelings coming forward, thicken your skin some dude. All your statement in the past have been derogatory statements about NAVIGON. Let me refresh your memory a bit. OBTW you are a Garmin Fanboy with out a doubt, and if that is a personal attack, geez maybe you shouldn't post at all if you can't take the criticism.

Here are just a few of your comments that brought me to the above conclusion in your own words.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/18301
Are Navigon GPS units going the way of Dash Express?

... into retail sales numbers even with very low pricing from Navigon. Dash tried cutting the retail price in half but has just announced ... Navigons rjrsw wrote: Manufacturer's sometimes in order to convince a retailer to ... Thanks rjrsw. I enjoyed the Onion.com article about the CEO being stumped about ...

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/18004
"Total Traffic Network from Clear Channel - lifetime subscription* = $60.00"

... of traffic service screen after lifetime install rjrsw wrote: If anyone has just now signed up for the new lifetime ... is NO traffic here. Sorry, couldn't resist. LOL Navigon GPS included free lifetime traffic Hello guys, Navigon GPS ...

And of course this one wasn't even true, I have been using Navigons with Custom POI's since they came out.

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/19849
You might try the Navigon forum link below

You probably will not find anyone here with much experience with the Navigon 7100 because it does not support custom POI installation and there is no third party software for that available. Most people here are here for the custom POI information and downloads.

Navigon just announced at CES that they will be selling yearly subscriptions for red light camera POI's and a additional POI database for $29.99 each.

I can only imagine you were jumping for joy when NAVIGON's CEO made the statement. Since is so obvious that if it's not Garmin it's crap with your statements.

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

Come on guys, do I really

Come on guys, do I really need to make a post like this once a week?

As individuals in a community, we may not always agree. Be friendly and positive in your approach, and don't argue just for sport.

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