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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Poll Results: iPhone & Blackberry GPS Don't Replace Garmin, Tom-Tom

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During the past year, stock prices have sunk for hands-free, talking GPS devices such as Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) and Tom-Tom (Public, AMS:TOM2).

For Garmin, the drop occoured around the same time the 3G iPhone was released. I couldn't help but wonder if the increased availability of GPS devices via mobile phones led to a decline in demand for the dashboard navigational devices. In my first post about this topic, I wrote

"To be fair, the vast majority of stocks plunged in August, so the decline can't be directly attributed to the arrival of the iPhone. Regardless, GPS device manufacturers must find new ways to market their products as a safe and thorough alternative to hand-held navigational devices."

I used polldaddy to gauge how many consumers considered a mobile-phone GPS as a sufficient replacement for a dashboard-mounted navigational device. According to the results, the mobile phone GPS doesn't live up to the Garmin or Tom-Tom.

By Matt O'Hern at 10:32 AM | Comments (1)

(1) Thoughts on Poll Results: iPhone & Blackberry GPS Don't Replace Garmin, Tom-Tom

my g1 has gps, and with the new update it speaks directions, now why would i need any other gps product when i've got it in my pocket, i can leave the car and still find my destination.

Comments by charlie taylor : Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 02:18 PM

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