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  • Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137

    Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137


    There are phones with GPS and then there are GPS phones. The Pharos Traveler 137 is in the latter camp, a device designed to be a GPS unit and a phone in one. Pharos has been making mapping software and devices for years, mostly for a less commercial market, and their specific knowledge in what makes a good GPS device is quite important when looking at the 137. The 137 is a G.S.M. 3G phone with… Read More

  • Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137

    Hands-on with the Pharos Traveler 137


    There are phones with GPS and then there are GPS phones. The Pharos Traveler 137 is in the latter camp, a device designed to be a GPS unit and a phone in one. Pharos has been making mapping software and devices for years, mostly for a less commercial market, and their specific knowledge in what makes a good GPS device is quite important when looking at the 137. The 137 is a G.S.M. 3G phone with… Read More

  • Pharos Traveler 137: What the Garmin GPS phone should have been

    Pharos Traveler 137: What the Garmin GPS phone should have been


    I’m totes down with the Traveler 137, the latest GPS phone from Pharos. I’ve used their GPS devices for years now and this one looks like a worthy addition to the pack. Sadly, it’s a bit pricey: $599.95. It’s completely unlocked, though and runs on any GSM network. Read More

  • Pharos take the wraps off Traveler 117 and 127

    Pharos take the wraps off Traveler 117 and 127

    Well, well, well. Looks like Velocity Mobile finally found someone to pick up their Windows Mobile devices. Today, Pharos introduced the Traveler 117 and Traveler 127 GPS smartphones. Each device hasn’t changed a whole lot since we first saw them at CTIA last year, but they’re now equipped with Pharos’s Smart Navigator software, which is specifically designed for Windows… Read More

  • Pharos announces two economical GPS devices

    Pharos announces two economical GPS devices

    Pharos has just announced two entry-level GPS models for the low, low price of $199 and $299. The Drive GPS 250 features a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, SiRFStar III GPS receiver and it has a light sensor that triggers ‘night view’ after dark. The Drive GPS 150 has a smaller screen that measures in at 3.94-inches and uses the same receiver. Both devices use NAVTEQ and will last… Read More

  • Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    Pharos GPS Phone 600 Hands-On

    We got a close look at the GPS Phone 600, the latest unlocked phone from GPS maker Pharos. The mapping software was quite exact — it placed us in the Nevada desert, apparently — and the phone was actually slim and well-made. An interesting addition to this year’s GPS phone line-up. Read More