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Garmin Mobile PC Nav software dies, no replacement planned

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by , 01-23-2011 at 12:31 PM (10105 Views)
Garmin's Windows based Navigation software marketed as "Garmin Mobile PC" has officially been discontinued.

Mp3car reviewed the software back in May of 2008. *The community has loved it and even created their own graphics skins and on screen keyboards that were lacking in the original version. (photo of discontinued logo).

It should also be noted that this was the navigation software shipped with companies like Toshiba and Fujitsu for their smaller form factor Ultra mobile windows computers. One of our community members emailed Garmin and here was the response:

"Dear Customer, Thank you for contacting Garmin International. I will be happy to help you with this. I am sorry that Mobile PC has been discontinued. No further product releases have been announced for this sector at this time, I apologize for any inconvenience. Please reply to this email if you have any additional questions. "

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Updated 01-23-2011 at 12:43 PM by Fiberoptic

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This kind of situation, is terrible
im going to run map updates on my mom's garmin and ill copy the maps from that. if anyone wants a link to this ill put them online. i think this is utter bs that we got hosed on garmin mobile pc, especially those of us without the gps puck
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well unfortunately if you have the deluxe version i don't think you can share the disk since the key is linked to your GPS receiver, and if you have the non-deluxe version it's a hardware key. i would imagine they have a way around sharing it.

the maps for any Garmin device are said to work with GMPC (per their techs) and given this you will always be able to update the GMPC maps until some radical new platform comes out.

when i discussed this with them last week they also stated that given all the new android and windows 7 tablets that are coming out this year it would be "highly likely" that Garmin will release a new, better program to replace GMPC, so i wouldn't worry!
I do not want to borrow anyones software. I would buy my own update which supposedly the updates for the NUVI product will work. It will likely be a year before I am too worried about it anyways. I have the 2010 maps now. If 2011 maps are out for the NUVI, I might update soon.