Gizmodo: LG shows off some GPS know-how with its new LAN-9600R. Besides the fact that the built-in disc reader supports CDs and DVDs filled with all sorts of multimedia (MP3, WMA, Divx, etc.), the unit’s 7-inch screen is motorized, meaning that it can retract into the dash at the push of a button.
It looks as if the LAN-9600R will launch in Europe first and will come bundled with maps of various European countries and is expected to hit the streets for around $2,000.
Whereas standalone portable GPS units might be a bit dubious nowadays, there will pretty much always be a market for these in-car, big-screened models, especially since you can load ‘em up with all your favorite media.