Sony is launching its first in-dash car navigation systems, the XNV-770BT and XNV-660BT, in the United States with a little help from TomTom.
One of the biggest differences between the the XNV-770BT and XNV-660BT is one inch. The 770BT gets a 7-inch motorized panel widescreen while the 660BT is reduced to 6.1-inches of display space with hard keys for volume and menu options. Both are capacitive touchscreens, and the similarities don't stop there.
Here's a look at what you can expect from both of these A/V navigation systems:
- TomTom's map database of both U.S. and Canada roads pre-installed with more than six million points of interest (i.e. gas stations, hospitals, hotels, etc.)
- Virtual 5.1 channel surround sound
- Rear USB-1 wire connectivity for portable music players
- IQ Routes: determines route options based on real-time traffic speeds
- Advanced Lane Guidance in multi-lane situations
Both the Sony XNV-770BT and XNV-660BT navigation systems will roll out this November for approximately $1,300 and $1,000, respectively. That's definitely going to put a dent in the holiday shopping budget.
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