Now most software have free update, like cell phone too.
but only garmin don't give their customers get free update??? their software is very specific ????
It's not the software but rather the map data that is expensive to obtain and maintain. Garmin purchases their map data from Navteq. They have to pay for it. But even if they produced themselves, there is significant costs that goes into to the data.
Garmin DOES provide FREE updates to the software for MapSource, POI Loader, etc.
There's no comparison to cell phones.
I was in Fargo, ND (no i haven't seen the movie) last week and I believe I saw their corporate HQ up there (near the airport).
Well, their corporate HQ is probably a one employee, one room office in the Caymans.
why they don't make map data from them ???
It is that way keep more coustomers, because, you know, someone just want to buy gps only, most user don't want pay other fee, you want no one know how manay map data they upgrade ????
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