Magellan is breaking GPS ground at CES by unveiling what it claims is the first GPS model to enable users to search for local events – from concerts to local library events – as well as local businesses and services. The Magellan Maestro Elite 5340+GPRS is set to price at around $1,300.
The Magellan Maestro Elite 5340+GPRS makes use of a wireless GPRS connection to let one search Google for businesses in a specific neighborhood, providing detailed, Internet-based information about those businesses. This connection will also deliver to users real-time traffic information, local weather forecasts, and makes it possible for users to wirelessly send addresses and notes to the GPS device directly from a PC with an Internet connection.
Other features of the Elite 5340+GPRS include rendered 3-D landmarks and buildings, advanced voice command functionality, a 5-inch WQVGA widescreen and six million points of interest built-in. Expect this GPS device from Magellan in March.