If you're the kind of person that gets lost when coming back from their local grocery store, than you definitely need some assistance, in the form of a street map, a person whom you can call, or a passerby. But what if these options aren't available and you find yourself wandering the streets of an unfamiliar city? That's where the new and upgraded Gorilla PND (Portable Navigation Device) from Sanyo comes in the story.
Said to be hitting the markets on April 24, the three new Gorilla models really pack a punch. But let's stop running around the actual story and see exactly what these little guys can do, shall we? Well, quite I lot. You will be happy to know they'll be getting two gyro sensors to measure velocity, as well as an acceleration sensor, making sure you'll always know where you are even with poor GPS reception (or with no GPS reception whatsoever.
Add a rearview camera for your vehicle to the whole bunch of upgrades and you'll see why the Gorilla from Sanyo is one of the best PNDs out there. So, why are there three models? Well, mainly because the NV-SD730DT has a 7-inch display, the NV-SB540DT has a 5.2-inch display and a tuner for real-time traffic updates, while the NV-SB530DT is basically the 5.2-version without the real-time traffic updating tuner.
Estimated pricing is somewhere around 650 USD to 899 USD with my favorite, the NV-SB540DT, supposedly being priced at around 700 USD. Keep in mind that there has been no mentioning of a stateside release as of yet.
The people over at Sanyo said that their devices "were improved to the levels equivalent to those of stationary and expensive car navigation systems," and frankly I tend to agree with them. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .