January 8, 2003
Garmin's iQue™ 3600 Enhanced by Third-Party
OLATHE, Kan./PR Newswire — Garmin® International Inc., a
unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today showcased the third-party
applications that will initially be available on the company’s
award-winning GPS-enabled PDA, the iQue
3600. The applications suite takes the iQue 3600 beyond an
organizer/navigator to a full-life PDA. Applications developers
include LinksPoint, Infinity Softworks, Astraware, DataViz, SplashData
"This software bundle will bolster an already robust set
of applications that run on the Palm OS 5 platform and deliver
even greater utility to the iQue 3600," said Guy Waitley,
Garmin's associate director of business development. "Our
SDK will also enable developers to create PDA applications that
take advantage of our unique GPS capabilities and other leading
functions on our handheld."
Garmin's iQue 3600 will be the first PDA to incorporate
StarCaddy, a leading handheld golf application from LinksPoint
Inc. Using the iQue's integrated GPS capabilities, StarCaddy
pinpoints a golfer’s exact position on an electronic map
of the course and provides accurate distance to the center of
the green and other course features like doglegs, sandtraps and
water. StarCaddy helps golfers pick the right club, avoid hazards
and improve their overall game. Users will be able to download
a free trial StarCaddy map for use on a course of their choice
from the StarCaddy directory.
Business users will appreciate the full version of powerOne™ Personal
calculator from Infinity Softworks Inc. This application delivers
extra power for easy calculating of financial, investment, health/fitness,
shopping and other math and business functions — as well
as the ability to import skins.
The iQue 3600 provides a wide variety of PDA games from Astraware
Ltd., maker of the best-selling handheld games on the market.
Users will have access to demonstration versions of Astraware’s
most popular titles, including Bejeweled, Seven Seas, Alchemy,
Mummy Maze, Atomica, Text Twist and Mahjongg.
For the business professional, the Garmin iQue 3600 also offers
a trial version of Documents To Go Standard Edition from DataViz
Inc. — an application that allows the user to create and
edit Word and Excel documents on their PDA, creating a power office
solution for workers on the go.
The iQue 3600 features a trial version of the leading image viewer
for Palm OS handhelds — SplashPhoto from SplashData Inc.
SplashPhoto is a fun, easy-to-use, high-quality application that
has been specifically designed to take advantage of the iQue 3600's
high-resolution, 320x480 display and ARM processor for fast upload
of such intensive processor tasks as JPEG decoding.
When going out for a night on the town, users will appreciate
a trial version of Vindigo 2.0 from Vindigo Inc., which combines
the features of an entertainment guide and yellow pages directory.
With Vindigo 2.0 onboard, users can find the best restaurants,
theaters and nightclubs at the touch of a button. The application
comes complete with maps and directions to any listing.
The application-rich iQue 3600 is expected to be available in
the second quarter of 2003. It has earned a "Best of Innovations"
award in the Mobile Office category at the 2003 International
Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:
GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation,
communication and information devices -- most of which are enabled
by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation
and consumer GPS markets and its products serve aviation, marine,
outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications.
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. Visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200 for
more information. Garmin is a registered trademark, and iQue is
a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other products
and brand names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of
their respective owners.
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This release includes projections and other forward-looking
statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements
regarding the companys future financial position, revenues,
earnings, product introductions, plans and objectives are forward-looking
statements. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed
in this release may not occur and actual results could differ
materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information
concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin's actual
results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 29, 2001 filed by Garmin with the Securities
and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy
of Garmins Form 10-K can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.