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Garmin has announced a bushel of new products at this year's CeBIT, included updates to the nüvi line of "pocket-sized" GPS units. Both the nüvi 360 and the nüvi 310 now have built-in Bluetooth wireless, which allows hands-free mobile calling, among other phone-related tricks. That's handy if you're using the nüvi in a car-mount, but probably less so if you're carrying the lithium ion battery-powered units in your pocket.

On the other hand, you won't get nearly as much use out of the Language, Travel, or Savers Guides, all of which are additional content available on SD cards (for an extra purchase). nüvi features from older models, including MP3 support and 2D or 3D map rendering, remain.


The nüvi 360 also supports the RDS-TMC standard, which allows for traffic updates to be picked up and integrated with GPS data using an optional receiver.

You'll pay good cash for the flexibility of the device, with a suggested price of nearly a grand when the nüvi 360 launches in June of this year. And that's before any upgrades.

The 310, which includes only map data for portions of Europe and not the whole continent, should be available for slightly less.