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Pioneer entering Australian GPS market

The car entertainment specialist is adding navigation into the mix.

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. will be bringing you more details on their specifications and pricing after the official media briefing in mid-May.