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Old 29 March 2008, 07:23   #1
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Old 29 March 2008, 07:42   #2
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You are joking...aren't you?
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Kind of. It looks a heck of a lot like a 'ripped off' Garmin 238 to me.
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If you look closely you can see it IS a picture of a Garmin. The Garmin logo is still on the card cover on the bottom Right hand side.
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Remember most products are made in China now. It USED to be that people like Sony etc would design a product and just get someone in China to build it. These days the Chinese factories actually invent the product - then find someone like sony or Garmin to market it.

HTC are a classic example of this with their phones and palm computers etc.

The main thing I would be wary of is that all the menus etc are prob in Chinese!!!
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Remember most products are made in China now. It USED to be that people like Sony etc would design a product and just get someone in China to build it. These days the Chinese factories actually invent the product - then find someone like sony or Garmin to market it.

HTC are a classic example of this with their phones and palm computers etc.

The main thing I would be wary of is that all the menus etc are prob in Chinese!!!
I don't mind branded gear that's made in China, but i'll draw the line at Chinese 'copy' guff. They can keep the 'Oi Yu' 238.
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umm... HTC is actually based in Taiwan
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umm... HTC is actually based in Taiwan
That'll be Tawan, RoC then


Anyway, the unit comes with elaborate charts of the China coast - what more could you want! You can bet it's never been anywhere near Nottingham though.
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That'll be Tawan, RoC then
Do you mean Tawan or was that a typo? Their website states Taiwan:HTC
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Do you mean Tawan or was that a typo? Their website states Taiwan:HTC
That was a typo - the RoC was the important bit (ie Republic of China so could reasonably be regarded as 'Chinese'.)

No problem per se with Chinese or Taiwanese production - like anywhere it's down to individual factories.
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