Another day, another Android-powered smartphone hitting the Australian market. The latest is the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50, a device that relies heavily on its internal GPS components to create a completely location-aware smartphone.
Tagged With nuvifone
It's been so long since Garmin announced the nüvifone, I thought it was turning into vapourware. But no, Optus has announced that they'll be one of the first carriers in the world to launch the Garmin Asus branded A10 smartphone, starting from today.
No surprises here, with both the WinMo-running M10 and Android-powered A50 both leaked in January by Asustek's president. The partnership between Garmin and Asustek has resulted in a few lacklustre phones, but the A50 actually sounds more than decent.
It's not the Android phone that Asustek's president was bragging about yesterday, but the WinMo 6.5.3 model we heard whispers of actually looks nicer than expected, if this Taiwanese pre-order picture extravaganza is anything to go by.
Garmin, which has been fairly frank about how totally, like, hard it is to make a new smartphone, has finally announced they'll be shipping the Nuvifone S60 to Taiwan on the 27th. It only took the—wait, 19 months?
Thanks to my Friday flight back from Taipei, Monday's public holiday and yesterday's switch to a new CMS, I haven't been able to share with you some of the bits and pieces I found over at Computex last week. Until now...
The Garmin Nuvifone G60, a Linux-powered, ASUS-built left-field handset that was pretty exciting when it was announced nearly a year and a half ago, will be delayed yet again, says the company's president.
I got some quality time with a Garmin Nuvifone G60, riding around Barcelona in the back of a jet-black Mercedes limo. My hands-on impression: This smartphone-meets-GPS-meets-media-player feels like a winner.
I guess that if the Garmin Nuvifone G60 is a GPS smartphone, the Garmin Nuvifone M20 Windows Mobile is a smartphone GPS. It's quite smaller than the G60, but the demo didn't work quite right.
Forget Eee Phones: Garmin and Asus have created a strategic alliance to design, build and sell co-branded Nuvifones, starting with the original one—now called G60—and probably moving towards Windows Mobile and Android.