Sony NV-U73T, NV-U83T GPS devices up for pre-order


If you’re looking for something new to put in your car that’ll give you yet another reason to drive slowly and erratically while you get your greasy fingerprints all over it, might I suggest either the Sony NV-U83T at $400 or the Sony NV-U73T at $300?

The NV-U83T ($400) has a 4.8-inch display, Bluetooth for use with your cell phone, text-to-speech driving directions, real-time traffic, and something called Gesture Command that allows you to access commonly-used commands via finger gestures. For instance, drawing an inverted V on the screen quickly routes you back home.

There’s also a feature called Position Plus that apparently keeps your location updated when your signal gets interrupted using “multiple sensors to monitor your position relative to the map.”

The NV-U73T ($300) has a 4.3-inch screen and is otherwise similar to the NV-U83T except it doesn’t have the Bluetooth connection or the Position Plus features.

Both devices are available for pre-order and should be available on February 22nd.

Portable Navigation Systems [] via NaviGadget