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    Garmin mobile pc - discontinued?

    I ordered Garmin mobile pc the other day, took a look on their website today and noticed it's been discontinued. Any idea what's up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03Legacy View Post
    I ordered Garmin mobile pc the other day, took a look on their website today and noticed it's been discontinued. Any idea what's up?
    According to a variety of post on this and the Centrafuse forums, Garmin has discontinued support for their GMPC product. Shame, too, because it was nice. Poor sales, reduction in support costs...who knows?

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    Umm, I'm guessing it's been discontinued? lol

    Heres the response I got back when I asked about a replacement product (there is nothing at this time).


    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.


    With Best Regards,
    Eric R
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    2nd Shift Garmin Mobile Team
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    I wrote a blog post and tweeted garmin. Maybe we can get some more details. That was a cool product. Thanks for sharing this with the community.

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    The good thing is the maps can still be updated, albeit at a cost each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    The good thing is the maps can still be updated, albeit at a cost each time.
    Which is what I was trying to find out. Thanks for sharing this with me. I, like others am ok with updating maps at a cost. I personally don't think they should be "free" updates unless it's like the first year or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    The good thing is the maps can still be updated, albeit at a cost each time.
    How so? I don't see why would they continue to support this product. Or can they use updates from some of their hardware products?
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    from what ive known, the garmin hardware uses the same map files as the software, there is very little hacking needed to make it work. im not sure how to do it though...

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    GMPC used the same map packs as their hardware devices. I never had to hack anything just put them in the GMPC folder... i believe? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    GMPC used the same map packs as their hardware devices. I never had to hack anything just put them in the GMPC folder... i believe? lol
    Let's hope this continues! When an update becomes available and anyone notices; they should post the "heads up" here so those of us that want to try to update it can at that time.
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