The Garmin nuvi 1490T was announced today, a 5-inch wide version of the recently unveiled 1200 and 1300 series units. This will be a relatively high-end model, with lifetime traffic alerts, lane assist / junction view and Bluetooth. It also brings something to the table not found on the 1200/1300 models – multi-destination routing.
Like the previously announced models, the 1490T will be 25% thinner than most current generation nuvis and offer pedestrian-friendly features and the ability to use optional CityXplorer™ maps.
There is no indication yet that this is a replacement for the nuvi 5000, which includes custom route avoidances and the ability to connect a rear-view camera. We should know soon if those features are included, but I have my doubts. The MSRP is $499.99, with the unit expected to hit store shelves in July of 2009. I’ll update this post with a link to the product page once it becomes available. Done!