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Alpine was only waiting for this moment to arriveā€”the company apparently figured since it already makes lots of embedded auto navigation systems, it might as well fly into the porto-navi market with Blackbird. It features 16-channel embedded GPS, and it's pre-loaded with 6 million points of interest in US and Canada.

In addition to giving you turn-by-turn directions, it doubles as an MP3 player, too, where you can fill up an SD card with your favorite tunes and rock on. Sounds like it's time for a road trip. Available now for $750, it's also equipped to receive Radio Data System traffic info starting this summer, but that will cost you a $60 annual fee.


Product Page [Alpine, via Autoblog]