2.8-inch hi-res touchscreen model to cost £250 and come loaded with maps

Memory Map Adventurer 2800 ready for pre-order

The Memory-Map Adventurer 2800 handheld GPS device is now available for dealers to order and first units will be available to ship in the first week of November.

The Adventurer 2800 uses a 2.8-inch high resolution touchscreen making the map display sharp and vibrant. Its 50 channel high-sensitivity GPS receiver offers real-time positioning even in densely wooded or built-up areas and the unit is housed in a weatherproof and hard-wearing case weighing in at a featherweight 135g (including its high capacity Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery).

Despite all these features the Adventurer 2800 has an SRP of only £250 (inc VAT) and comes ready to use straight from the box. It includes pre-loaded Ordnance Survey Maps of selected British National Parks at 1:50,000 and a further 10,000 KM2 of Ordnance Survey Landranger Digital Map Shop credits, enabling users to self select the areas of mapping as and when they want.

Finally, the Adventurer 2800 is the only unit to come with full PC software (included in the price) for route planning and review.

Memory-Map Europe’s managing director, Ray Badminton, comments: “Our customers were crying out for a simple, low cost GPS which they could use with their current Memory-Map maps instead of being forced to re-buy new maps for another company’s GPS.”

“The Adventurer 2800 ticks all the boxes and we are extremely happy with the final product. Our software image processing algorithms mean the map display is faster and smoother than any other similar unit on the market. The hardware is also extremely robust and ready to use straight from the box. Combined with very competitive price, trade pre-order levels are higher than expected so we are sure this unit is going to be a hit this Christmas and throughout 2010.”

The consumer launch of the Adventurer 2800 took place at the Earls Court Cycle Show and a strong marketing campaign is planned over the coming months. Dealers wishing to find out more about the unit should call 0844 811 0950 or email sales@memory-map.co.uk

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