Woot Deal on Garmin GPS Kit for Palm Smartphones
For owners of Palm Treos possessing a fullsize SD, SDHC or miniSD slots, Woot Sellout has a very limited-time offer on Garmin's Mobile XT GPS navigation kit. For $49.99 + $5 shipping, users can get a very solid smartphone-based navigation solution that is compatible with every Palm OS version of the Treo ranging from the 650 to last year's 755p and the older WM-based Treo 700w/wx/750. I believe this is a slightly older Garmin bundle that the one we covered last fall. It's advisable to act fast if interested, as Woot's offerings are usually very limited quantities and sell out quickly.
Woot's compatible device list does omit all Palm OS handhelds but the most recent version from November of 2007 of Garmin's Mobile XT software lists the LifeDrive and TX as compatible devices. It's uncertain whether the map data & other contents of the card are copy-protected and could be installed to a microSD card for use on the Centro.
With TomTom's withdrawal from the PDA and smartphone-based GPS software market to focus on their own standalone hardware solutions, Garmin and Telenav are pretty much the only remaining alternatives for Palm users looking to extend their functionality of their devices with current, still-supported GPS software.
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