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Garmin Nuvi 885T adds enhanced MSN Direct services

At CES 2009, Garmin unveils the newest addition to its Nuvi line of GPS devices, the Garmin Nuvi 885T, which adds more MSN Direct services and advanced lane guidance.

Garmin Nuvi 885T Garmin

On Wednesday, Garmin expanded its Nuvi line of GPS devices at CES 2009 with the introduction of the Garmin Nuvi 885T. The high-end Nuvi 885T adds lane assistance with junction view and enhanced MSN Direct services.

The new MSN Direct capabilities include the ability to check the status of your flight (departures and arrivals), more advanced weather information, enhanced movie listing information and continued support for real-time traffic data, fuel prices, and more. Meanwhile, the added junction view presents you with details on upcoming turns with accompanying arrows and road sign detail.

The Garmin Nuvi 885T comes preloaded with maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico and is equipped with Garmin's HotFix technology for faster satellite acquisition. Other features include a 4.3-inch touch screen; integrated Bluetooth; text-to-speech functionality; voice commands; and multimedia capabilities.

The Nuvi 885Twill be available in Q1 2009 with a suggested retail price of $799.99. With the purchase of the GPS, you get three months of free MSN Direct service; afterward, you will have to pay $49.95 per year or a one-time fee of $129.95.