If you’ve heard of Medion it’s probably because at some time or other you have popped into German uber supermarket chain Aldi, for the company’s products (PDAs, PCs etc) always seem to be on sale there. Now Medion is gunning for the sat nav market with the GoPal PNA 350, the follow up to last year’s rather impressive 220T.
The unit, which features a Samsung 266MHz processor and a 256MB memory card, has an integrated GPS receiver, 65,000 colour TFT touch screen and two high definition speakers (whatever high def means). Software features include a compass, points of interest, estimated time of arrival and the distance to the next destination.
The value aspect this time is the lifetime Traffic Message Channel (TMC) traffic information subscription, unusual for a unit at this price point. This uses FM to alert you to any potential traffic hazards such as congestion and err, annoying rubber neckers gawping at crashes. It is also pre-installed with Navteq UK and Ireland mapping.
Th GoPal PNA 350 will be available from March just under that £300 price point.
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