Hardware-wise, that is. Navigon has decided to quit the US satnav market due to the “difficult economic environment” and “aggressive pricing” wars. This exit has been described as potentially temporary, although it could end up being permanent with confirmation of Navigon’s Chicago office seeing a considerable number of job losses, while those left aboard will function as a skeleton crew “to fulfill all obligations to our existing PND customers in terms of map update[s], etc.” Navigon will now concentrate on software solutions as they look to release more and more of their Personal Navigation Device applications appear on numerous smartphones and cellphones in due time.
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