SOURCE: ViaMichelin

January 09, 2007 11:00 ET

ViaMichelin Portable GPS Navigation X-930 Now Available for $199.00

Price Effective Immediately at J&R Music World, and

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- ViaMichelin, the portable GPS navigation and technology firm and a subsidiary of the Michelin Group, has announced its ViaMichelin X-930 entry-level portable GPS navigation system is now available for $199.00 suggested retail price. ViaMichelin is exhibiting at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV (booth #36226).

"At this new price the X-930 will be the most affordable, full-featured GPS in the market from a brand name manufacturer. Our new pricing reflects a desire to make our market leading navigation product more accessible to a broader range of drivers," said Steve Harf, head of U.S. marketing for ViaMichelin. "We want to let as many people as possible enjoy our outstanding product and to travel confidently throughout North America."

Combining ease of use and portability, the X-930 is the lightest weight product in its class, and features the latest GPS receiver technology (SiRFstarIII). Loaded with comprehensive NAVTEQ® digital map data for the United States and Canada, the X-930 can navigate users seamlessly to destinations throughout North America.

The X-930 features a slim, lightweight design (4.7 ounces) and size (4.8'' x 2.8'' x 0.7''), while providing a full-size touch screen (3.5'') for easy use and navigation. The unit also features voice and text prompted turn-by-turn guidance with street-level maps for all 50 United States and Canada. It showcases a directory of more than 1.5 million ViaMichelin qualified Points of Interest that allow users to easily find restaurants, lodging, gas stations, banks/ATMs and other businesses and services.

The X-930 has been one of the top selling entry-level GPS portable products in Europe for the past year based on its easy-to-use interface, lightweight design and advanced GPS processing.

Pricing & Availability:

The X-930 is now available at J&R Music World's New York City store and online at and at, plus D&H Distribution and Wynit, both electronics wholesalers. The suggested retail price is $199 in the U.S.

Main features of the ViaMichelin X-930:

--  Integrated SiRFstarIII GPS receiver
--  Size: 4.8'' (L) x 2.8'' (W) x .7'' (D)
--  Weight: 4.7 ounces
--  3.5'' screen (320 x 240)
--  312 MHz processor
--  32 MB RAM
--  Lithium-polymer battery
--  SD card slot
--  Loudspeaker

Retail package includes:

--  ViaMichelin Portable GPS Navigation X-930
--  Stylus
--  Car mounting systems
--  Lighter cable
--  Power adapter
--  USB cable for PC connection
--  SD card with pre-loaded U.S. maps (all 50 states)
--  ViaMichelin Navigation DVD-ROM with documentation, utility software,
    and maps of Canada with Points of Interest
--  Installation poster and QuickStart manual

About ViaMichelin

ViaMichelin designs, develops and markets portable GPS navigation products. Founded in 2000, ViaMichelin has quickly become a leader in the European market for portable GPS navigation. ViaMichelin combines technological innovation with Michelin Group's 100-year history of publishing quality maps and touring guides. For more information, visit


NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,100 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. © 2006 NAVTEQ. All rights reserved.

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