Seamless Wi-Fi debuted it’s S-XGen UMPC at CES way back in January. Featuring a built-in GPS receiver, the S-XGen has since been renamed S-Gen for marketing purposes, and from now on will feature Garmin’s Mobile XT maps to complement its GPS feature.
“This agreement is a tremendous breakthrough in the development of the S-Gen(TM). We have been very cautious in selecting GPS software to use on our flagship product and Garmin is a world leader in GPS Satellite navigation. There is no one better and we are looking forward to a long business relationship with such an outstanding company,” stated John
Domerego, President of Seamless Internet, Inc.
Garmin’s XT Mobile software provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions, has a huge database of street addresses and points of interest, and even has Google Local search capabilities. The S-Gen UMPC has an interesting design, described as sitting at the midpoint between a PDA and a laptop. Even though it only has a 4-inch display, it has a full flip-down QWERTY keyboard. It’s powered by an Intel PXA270 Xscale 520MHz processor and runs on Windows CE 5.0. Supporting tri-band GSM/EDGE/CDMA, it can be used as a cellphone on virtually any wireless network and also feature Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet networking. Preloaded with Microsoft Office Mobile Suite, the S-Gen is suitable for a variety of business applications, especially with its 250 MB RAM and 20 GB hard drive. One big downside is the price: $1395.