DeLorme demonstates Solus 2.0
by Rick Smith (June 27, 2000)
DeLorme demonstrated their Solus Pro 2.0 software which offers a miniature GPS solution and color maps in the palm of your hand. Running under the Palm OS, Solus provides a nice looking solution, at about the same size as most auto manufacturer’s installed in-car navigation systems.
Solus, however, provides this at a gives more people the capability at a fraction of the cost and gives more people the capability to use satellite navigation without having to buy a new car. Selling for a mere $39.95, it is one-hundredth the sticker price of the GPS system in the 1999 Lexus! Available in Mid-July 2000.
I drove to PC Expo 2000 in New York, using GPS, and have probably logged over 10,000 road miles using satellite navigation - I wouldn’t go on ANY long trip without using one even though I can read maps and have a good sense of direction.
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