Navigon No Longer Selling Personal GPSs in US

Navigon will no longer be selling PNDs (personal navigation devices) in the US. In a statement released today, the company explains, “Due to the difficult economic environment and the aggressive pricing we have decided to withdraw from the PND business in North America for the time being. We are however not closing down our Chicago office which will continue to serve our automotive and mobile phone businesses in North America.” With the rise of the smartphone, I wonder how long it will be until we see some of the bigger GPS manufacturers follow suit. [Navigon via Laptop via SlashGear]