Alanb, a poster at the gpsreview.net forums, has caught an interesting tidbit of discontinued goodness on Garmin’s website. Likely due to the near-death status of MSN Direct, the company has discontinued its nuvi x85 series GPS navigators. After the holidays no less, which seems a bit shady to me. Then again, prices of nuvi x85 navigators are now plummeting and if you sign up for MSN Direct by March 31, 2010, you’ll receive 9 months of service free. When you consider the relative lifespan of a GPS navigator it might not be such a bad deal after all.