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HP Exits PND Market


Computer, printer, and electronics maker HP (NYSE:HPQ) has exited the PND market. After not announcing any new navigation systems in quite some time it was pretty obvious this was going to happen. But now we have confirmation through multiple sources.

An anonymous source claiming to be from HP said this.

HP is no longer in the PND market and has no plans to introduce a new model. We continue to include GPS and LBS applications like navigation in our smart phones, but will not release any new pure PNDs going forward.

And this was backed up more recently by HP support document ID c01684150.

Advisory: HP iPAQ 300 Travel Companion Series – Global Web site ipaq.com Discontinued

HP has discontinued the global Web site www.ipaq.com . This url also redirects the users to the HP iPAQ Navigate location after the user has registered the HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion device.

This Web site hosted several services such as updates for the Points of Interest (POI), speed camera, maps, and updates for the content manager.

It is too bad really. The HP iPAQ 310 was a great device for advanced users being one of the first to have 3D terrain represented on the map along with the most amazing display we had seen on a GPS at the time (and probably still). But the device was difficult for beginner GPS users to pickup and use which probably didn’t help sales.

3 Responses

  1. It is too bad, but there still may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Seems updated and additional maps and 3D packages may now be available at the naviextras.com website. Although no official support yet, some are reporting success updating their devices. Don’t expect any kind of program updates though. That ship has sailed……….

    patruns - March 10th, 2009

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