Garmin-Asus Reveals Specifications for nuvifone G60 and M20

Submitted by lalit on February 12, 2009 - 7:12pm.

Garmin and Asus today revealed more details about their upcoming GPS inspired nuvifone G60 and M20 smartphones. The nuvifone G60 will feature a 3.55-inch touchscreen, quad-band GSM/EDGE, 3G HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging, Internet connected GPS navigation, preloaded maps and automatic route recalculation.
The GPS is the main feature of the phone and it will have automatic update for points of interest, real-time traffic, white pages, weather, flight status, local events and movie times. It will also have Ciao! support, a social networking service that maps your friends locations using the GPS.  The main screen of the phone will have three primary icons “Call”, “Search” and “View Map”. Secondary icons on the side of the main screen can be organized based on user’s preference.
As the nuvifone G60 was developed with an LBS-centric (location base service) philosophy, all its software’s like email, SMS, photo sharing, HTML browser, social networking app and other applications take full advantage of GPS functionality. Garmin-Asus will announce the nuvifone G60’s pricing and availability in the first half of 2009.
The second nuvifone M20 also follows the LBS-centric philosophy, but uses Windows Mobile 6.1 Pro in place of Garmin’s own OS. GPS based software and features are same as G60, however it comes with smaller 2.8-inch touchscreen, dual-band HSDPA and tri-band GSM/EDGE. The phone will have a custom user interface over Windows Mobile OS and it will come with 4GB or 8GB storage. The phone will measure 3.75” x 2.06” x 0.50” and weigh 3.49 ounces. M20 will have 3-megapixel camera and 3 hours of 3G talk time. Garmin-Asus expects to announce the nuvifone M20’s pricing and availability information in the first half of 2009.