Bye, Bye Navigator

We hardly listened to ye

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

April 9, 2008

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Bye, Bye Navigator

4:55 PM -- Is anyone surprised that dedicated GPS navigation device manufacturers are hitting hard times now?

Nokia in particular has made it clear that it is going to incorporate navigation features into its many of phones and mobile applications in a big way, as are other major phone vendors and carriers. The technology also appears to work well enough to allow this to happen now (except in downtown Manhattan but that's a sure-fire blind spot for any GPS-based device).

2008 probably marks the death-knell of the standalone GPS navigator.

— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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