Pioneer entering Australian GPS market

The car entertainment specialist is adding navigation into the mix.

Pam Carroll
Former editor of CNET Australia, Pam loves being in the thick of the ever-growing love affair (well addiction, really) that Australians have with their phones, digital cameras, flat screen TVs, and all things tech.
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Pioneer GPS

It seems everybody wants a slice of the GPS action. Competing with established stand-alone brands like TomTom and Navman, manufacturers are trying to add satellite navigation capabilities to phones, cameras, PDA's and lord-knows-what device next.

But it doesn't stretch the imagination to learn that AV specialist Pioneer is about to launch two GPS units into the Australian market -- they have been putting audio and entertainment products into cars for decades and have had GPS devices for sale in other countries for a while now too.

Expect both a fixed (the AVIC-HD3) and a portable (the AVIC-S2) product to be available some time in June. CNET.com.au will be bringing you more details on their specifications and pricing after the official media briefing in mid-May.