nuvifone: Phone into the GPS

Garmin just today announced their entrance into mobile phone market with the nuviphone.

The device mainly features:

  • phone
  • mobile web-browser
  • personal navigator
  • digital camera

Expected to be available in third quarter of 2008, nuviphone is a sleek touchscreen device that will integrate 3.5G connectivity and has its own custom operating system. Other features of nuviphone includes Google Local Search which can sort search results based on your current location, Garmin Online which offers real-time traffic and more, and the ability to take pictures and automatically tag them with location information. Bluetooh, Wi-Fi are all there.

No word on pricing just yet but we’ll keep you updated.

Features include:
• Google local search
• Garmin Online services - traffic, weather, fuel prices, hotel discounts, etc.
• nuvi-like navigation on the road or in pedestrian mode
• Email, text, IM functions
• Camera, video camera, MP3 and MPEG4/AAC


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