Sony NGP, new competition for GPS makers

 

How do dedicated GPS makers plan to compete against continued incursions into their turf? Sony is planning to put a built-in GPS into its next generation handheld gaming system, the NGP.

"At a press conference in Tokyo Wednesday night, Sony unveiled the NGP and announced that it will offer 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 5-inch OLED touch-screen with four times the resolution of the current PSP screen, a touch pad on the back of the device as well as two analog sticks for in-depth game control.

The device, which will be launched during this coming holiday season, will also have a quad-core CPU, front and rear cameras, motion sensing capabilities and a built-in GPS, announced Kaz Hirai, President of Sony Computer Entertainment. Meanwhile, game titles will be loaded onto the machine via a new medium — "small flash memory based cards."

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competition for GPS makers

They will only get better faster and hopefully cheaper!
THAT IS A BIG HOPFULLY!!

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Why do you assume

dagarmin wrote:

How do dedicated GPS makers plan to compete against continued incursions into their turf? Sony is planning to put a built-in GPS into its next generation handheld gaming system, the NGP.

http://ingame.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/01/27/5931513-sony-reveals-psp-successor-the-next-generation-portable

Why do you assume just because a device has a GPS receiver and a large screen it will be for use as a navigation device?

It's being touted as a gaming device and the GPS chip can be something that is required if they have plans on putting a cellular phone inside or allowing social networking and a find/follow me type function for use with wi-fi.

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