Garmin’s nüvi 900T: Combo Mobile TV, Navigation Device for Italy

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), today
announced the nüvi 900T, a personal navigation device (PND) that
combines cutting edge navigation features with DVB-H mobile television.
The device is being co-branded with wireless carrier 3 Italia – the
Hutchison Whampoa Group’s Mobile Media Company – and will be available
exclusively in Italy.

“The nüvi 900T is the ultimate device for those who want to mix business
with pleasure,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide
sales. “The new nüvi 900T can play live, streaming digital television
and music files. But at its core, the device remains a robust and
full-featured navigation device that’s straightforward enough for anyone
to use.”

Using the DVB-H format, video TV content is provided exclusively by La3
TV, the Mobile Digital TV provider of 3 Italia. Each unit comes with a
six-month free subscription to La3 TV content as well as access to pay
per view offerings. 3 Italia launched La3 TV – the first Mobile Digital
TV based on DVB-H technology in the world, broadcasting the entire FIFA
World Cup 2006 on a mobile exclusive basis in Italy. 3 Italia’s Digital
Mobile TV customers can watch news, sports, movies and entertainment
content through an array of digital channels, including Sky, Mediaset,
Rai and the “in-house” produced channels La3 Live and La3 Sport.

The nüvi 900T features a bright, 4.3-inch WQVGA color touchscreen
display, and can serve as a brilliant picture viewer (with photo
navigation capability) and has optional travel guide features as well.
Users can also play MP3 audio files, audio books from, and
pre-loaded games. The nüvi 900T boasts front-firing stereo speakers and
a removable lithium-ion battery.

For hands-free phone calls, the nüvi 900T can be paired with compatible
phones using Bluetooth wireless technology. Users can find and dial
phone numbers (specifically supported phones can even access their
history log of received, missed and dialed calls) or nüvi’s points of
interest database (hotels, restaurants, stores and more).

The nüvi 900T also includes Garmin Locate™, which answers age-old
questions of a driver’s current location or the location of his vehicle
in a crowded parking lot. At any time, with a single tap of the screen,
drivers can display their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the
nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police
stations and gas stations. Additionally, the unit automatically marks
its last known position every time it is removed from the mount.

Negotiating busy highways with the nüvi 900T is easy, thanks to a
lifetime traffic subscription that helps drivers avoid gridlock and
adjust routes accordingly. The nüvi 900T is also pre-loaded with safety
camera data that can be updated free of charge for 30 days.

The nüvi 900T comes pre-programmed with highly detailed road maps of
Europe. At startup, users are presented with Garmin’s intuitive “Where
To?” and “View Map” welcome screen, allowing for quick searches of
addresses or millions of points of interest like restaurants, hotels,
attractions, gas stations, and more. Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted
directions guide drivers to their destination, announcing streets by
name along the way. If they miss a turn, nüvi automatically recalculates
a route and gets them back on track.

The nüvi 900T will be available exclusively in Italy in July 2008. Visit
for more information and pricing.

About Garmin International Inc.

Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRMN)
group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells
navigation, communication and information devices and applications —
most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in
consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the
automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin
Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin, and
nüvi are registered trademarks, and Garmin Locate is a trademark of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

About 3 Italia

3 Italia, the Hutchison Whampoa Group’s Mobile Media Company, is the
leader of the UMTS market in Italy with over 8 million customers thanks
to a wide offer of multimedia, video communication and internet
services, in addition to entertainment, music, information, cinema,
sport and Mobile TV. 3 Italia acquired the national license as digital
TV operator in 2005 and launched the first Digital Mobile TV based on
DVB-H technology in the world the following June. 3 Italia has
established itself on the cutting-edge of third generation mobile
technology development by launching the first HSDPA commercial offer in
Italy and implementing HSUPA to access broadband in mobility with data
transmission speeds up to 7.2 Mbps in download and 1.4 Mbps in upload.
In June 2007, 3 Italia launched X-Series, the first all-inclusive offer
that extends several of the core applications and features of the
broadband Internet to third generation mobile handsets: Instant
Messaging, e-mail, browsing, Web searching, shopping, VoIP and
photosharing directly on the videophone. In November 2007, 3 Italia and
Skype launched 3 Skypephone, the first mobile handset exclusively
dedicated to VoIP for the mass market. For more information:,,
Contact: Gian Marco Litrico, External and Media Relations Director, Tel.
+39-02-4458-1, [email protected]

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