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Garmin Nuvifone


Garmin NuvfhoneGarmin has made it official that they are about to release the Garmin Nuvifone. No word on pricing and don’t expect to get your hands on one until July/Aug/Sept at the very earliest. We also hear that the phone will include Garmin local search (along with other Google applications like gtalk, a media player, as well as a digital camera/video recorder that will geotag the media. The camera capabilities will also reportedly integrate with Google Panorama.

… features full browsing, PIM, phone and of course, GPS functions galore. It’s an HSDPA, quad-band phone, also equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth and a somewhat familiar ultrathin design with full touchscreen support. The unit will use Garmin’s proprietary OS which is based on the UI its GPS units utilize, and sports a 3.5-inch LCD display …

The phone will run on 3.5G networks and comes with maps of North America. Though that network users will have access to Garmin Online for real time traffic, fuel prices, sports scores, news, weather, stock prices, etc.

“The nuvifone is an all-in-one device offering unmatched integration of utility and function in a single mobile device,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO. “This is the breakthrough product that cell phone and GPS users around the world have been longing for — a single device that does it all.”

More to follow on the Nuvi Phone, Nuvifone…

2 Responses

  1. Garmin has stated its still on target for a Q3 release. I had to look up what Garmin’s business quarters are. Q3 ends September 27th, 2008. We should have it available by then!

    Brad Ormsby - July 19th, 2008
  2. Garmin has indicated elsewhere that it would be available “by the holidays” and indicated it wouldn’t be available until Q4.

    Tim - July 19th, 2008

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