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Microsoft announces Windows Embedded NavReady 2009, new OS for GPS devices

Can’t get enough Windows? Soon you’ll be able to get it on a GPS device too thanks to Windows Embedded NavReady 2009, a new operating system announced today by Microsoft.

The OS is based on Windows Embedded CE, key features of NavReady 2009 will include:

  • Live Search
  • Bluetooth
  • MSN Direct
  • Windows SideShow functionality

“As a leading designer and manufacturer of portable navigation devices we have relied on Windows Embedded CE as a proven real-time operating system for our Mio product line,” said Samuel Wang, president of Mio Technology Corp. “With the launch of Windows Embedded NavReady 2009 and the introduction of features including Live Search, MSN Direct and Bluetooth capabilities, we are looking forward to bringing our next-generation PNDs to market with a richer end-user experience and in a reduced timeframe.”

Devices featuring the new OS could be hitting retail in time for the 2008 holiday season.

Check out the full press release here if you’re interested.

[Via Engadget]


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