How do you spice up a standalone GPS in a market that just isn’t pining for ‘em any longer? If you’re Magellan, that’s easy — you take a smartphone, gimp voice and app capabilities and, voila!, you have the RoadMate 5175T-LM. Eerily similar to its Garmin rival, this slab boasts a full WVGA display, WiFi (you know, for that inbuilt web browser) and AAA travel planning. Purportedly, those fine, fine amenities will enable you to “go from the car to the boardroom to the hotel,” and maybe even on that cross-country trip, too. Judging by its built-in tour guide functionality and heavy emphasis on the suit-and-tie demo, we’d say Magellan’s aiming this one at the fifty and over set. This shortlist of features doesn’t come cheap, either — with a $ 299.99 price tag, we’d understand if your wallet was eyeing greener pastures. Full PR gush after the break — you’re welcome, GPS enthusiasts.
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