US: Marvell and Rydeen announce Android-based PND

Marvell and Rydeen Mobile Electronics recently announced the introduction of Rydeen GCOM701, utilizing the Android operating system.

Powered by the Marvell ARMADA 166 application processor, the GCOM701 provides a rich multimedia experience and delivers seamless connectivity, real-time content and an extended battery life.

The GCOM701 is expected to ship this November and will be available in two colors, black and white.

With a 7-inch TFT touch panel and 800×480-pixel resolution, GCOM701 offers ample screen space for Web surfing, reading eBooks and viewing images and video.

Other device features include: built-in Wi-Fi and GPS, Bluetooth capability, removable memory, a front-facing camera and easy connectivity for jump drives and other portable devices.

On the road, the GCOM701 functions as a portable navigation device — complete with four million points of interest — powered by NAVTEQ. An internal 7.4-volt battery delivers ample standby power and up to six hours of operational time at full power mode.

Source: Marvell.

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