Garmin Nuvi 1690 revealed by FCC application

The upcoming Garmin Nuvi 1690 GPS device has been revealed via FCC application with GPRS and EDGE data.

Garmin Nuvi 1690 FCC photo
We can safely assume that the front looks like every other Nuvi ever made.

Garmin's upcoming connected GPS portable navigation device (PND) has been revealed via FCC application. Model number 01102291 or the Nuvi 1690, as it is referred to in the publicly available document, features GSM, GPRS, and EDGE connectivity for data. Voice calls won't be supported by the device's cellular connection, but its included Bluetooth connection and your connected mobile phone will fill that gap.

Specs beyond the new Nuvi's connectivity are limited at this point, as Garmin has not officially announced the 1690. However, with the right feature set, this PND could go head to head with TomTom's connected PND, the Editors' Choice award winning TomTom GO 740 Live .

We'll keep you posted as this story develops.

(Via Engadget, SlashGear)

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