Garmin’s latest Nuvi 1490TV has a feature that’s out of the norm for GPS devices, and in case the name didn’t give it away, we’re talking about digitally broadcast TV (and audio) channels. DVB-T and radio isn’t all that common in the USA, but if you’re over in Europe (where this device was unveiled), you’ll be able to make better use of the features of this device. One of the benefits of DVB-T is that the content is free, including the 50 channels and 24 radio stations from all across Europe. The device sports a 5-inch display, which should make viewing a pleasure. One rather curious feature is that the device will disable the TV functionalities when you’re on the move, which is probably a safely measure to prevent you from watching movies while driving, though it seems a waste that the passenger won’t be able to watch it too. The Garmin Nuvi 1490TV will be available across Europe in early April 2010, and will be going for about 300 Euros.
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