Conclusion: The HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion is the first GPS device to use a speedy dual-core processor. When it's coupled with a high-resolution widescreen display, the results are pretty impressive.
Pros: Powerful dual-core Titan processor. High-resolution widescreen display. Forty-channel GPS receiver. Excellent 3D rendering. Buildings rendered in 3D in 40 U.S. cities. Multisegment routing.
Cons: Power connects to device directly, not via mounting bracket. Text on the bottom of the screen is a bit small.
Excerpt: Batman has Robin, Sherlock has Watson. Hell, even Mr. Burns has his ever-attentive Smithers. So it’s reasonable that globe-hopping travelphiles should have an equally dedicated, trustworthy, loyal accomplice, right?
Pros: 2-D and 3-D map options are clean and easy to read. GPS tracking while on foot or in a vehicle works without a digital hiccup. Multiple voice and language options. Scroll-wheel controller makes zooming in on maps smoother than a Barry White album.
Cons: Spades of extras + deep operating system = steep learning curve. Toggling between features often causes menu to temporarily stall. Only two measly gigs of included memory? Looks like we’re not giving up our iPods anytime soon.