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Xtreme’s new GPS navigation device

The model tested was the XTGPS/NS-50, which has a five inch TFT touch screen panel and comes with Arabic support. The first thing that strikes you about this device is its sleek and compact design.


The device offers a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that operates in 30 channels accompanied by a Multi-Language OSD Menu. Users will find it easy to navigate with key features like turn-by-turn driving directions, an enhanced POI database and easy-to-enter postcodes, city and address search.


Powered by Mireo’s Black Edition software, the XTGPS/NS-50 is also equipped with an SD/MMC card expansion slot for additional map loading, an MP3/MP4 multi-media system, picture and document viewer, and Bluetooth functionality.


The device is available in black, grey, blue and red, and has an internal 64 MB SD RAM and a 512 MB Internal ROM, and support MP3, WMA audio files and AVI, MP4, Mpeg, ASF, ASX, WMV, 3GP video playback. As expected, a 2.5mm mini jack slot is included for headphone use.


The device is responsive and very accurate, which is the key for a GPS navigation system. The rechargeable 1450mAh lithium-poly battery also seemed adequate for the device, which is powered by a SiRF Atlas 3 CPU at 372 MHz.   


Here’s the best part, the 4.3 inch XTGPS/NS-43 is priced at just AED899 while the XTGPS/NS-50 is going for AED 1,299. Without doubt these are two value for money products that will take you places, literally.


Xtreme recently released two new GPS navigational devices ? the XTGPS/NS-50 and XTGPS/NS-43 ? which are both powered by Microsoft Windows CE 5 and come with free updates of GCC maps for two years, a good incentive for anyone in the market for a navigation device.

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