With the TomTom GPS iPhone module’s future in serious doubt, it seemed like the beautifully huge multi-touch screen in the iPhone would never see its full glory as a GPS receiver. Lo and behold, partfoundry has taken up the task of bringing a legit iPhone GPS plug-in module to market. We’re hearing that a February 2008 launch in in the cards – just in time for the iPhone SDK. The partfoundry GPS module is set to deliver 16 channels of satellite positioning and will work with any GPS navigational software that you choose.
Of course, this means that partfoundry will be looking to third-party iPhone software developers to bring a workable GPS navigation application to market – but with a healthy dev-community already in place and the SDK slated to come out soon, we’re not worried about that part. What we are worried about is that hideous looking module you see above. A nice sleek cover is a must for anyone outside the geek-chic crowd.
Partfoundry is taking pre-order for $89, so if you just can’t delay that need for gratification, head on over to their site and order yours today.
Check out the video of the partfoundry prototype in action.