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Wiley Introduces GPS for Dummies

Jul 2 2007, 8:59am CDT | by , in News | Portable Devices

Wiley Introduces GPS for Dummies
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Wiley Publishing, the publisher behind the series of Dummies books that take complex subjects and make them easy top understand for readers. Wiley has teamed up with the Maylong Group for their first electronic product in the form of a GPS system.

"We are thrilled to be working with Wiley on the GPS Navigation For Dummies product," said David Valade, President of the Maylong Group, which is developing the technology. "Wiley was a natural partner for the Maylong Group and our vision of EZ-2-Go™ personal navigation, since the For Dummies brand has been helping consumers understand complex new technologies for years."

The dummies GPS device is intended to be used in cars, RVs, bikes and motorcycles. The CEO of Maylong helped to launch the OnStar network, so it seems they should know what they are doing.

The GPS device itself will feature a 3.5” touch screen and 2GB of memory via a memory card, digital mapping with browsing capability, text to speech navigation, complete maps of the U.S. plus Canada, 2 million points of interest, and a MP3 player and eBook reader. The manual is promised to be easy to use in the tradition of the Dummies series of books. Future updates to the GPS system will see a 4.3” screen and internet-connected content like traffic data and destination information.

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