Garmin to Unveil GPS-Enabled, iQue 3600 PDA at CES
Garmin International announced today that the company has received a prestigious Consumer Electronics Association Best of Innovations Award for its upcoming iQue 3600 personal digital assistant (PDA) with integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The award recognizes the best products in the Innovations 2003 Design & Engineering Showcase. It is not specifically stated in the news release; however Garmin previously announced it had selected the DragonBall MXL to power a Palm OS 5 GPS enabled device.
Garmin will officially introduce the iQue 3600 on Jan. 8 at CES and will display it at the company’s booth (#29093). The iQue 3600 will be displayed alongside other award-winning products during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Hilton and in the Innovations 2003 Showcase (Booth #55083) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 9-12, 2003.
"We are extremely gratified to receive this Best of Innovations Award," said Dr. Min Kao, CEO of Garmin Ltd. "We have long believed in the convergent benefits of PDA organization and GPS navigation. This award also validates that we’re on the right path with our product development and further confirms our belief that GPS-enabled products will revolutionize the way people live."
The Innovations 2003 Design & Engineering Showcase at CES highlights products in multiple categories and bases its assessment on form, function, invention and marketability of products.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
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