2/1/2008 5:58:00 PM
Garmin announces GPS phone
Garmin claims its nüvifone device is the first of its kind to integrate premium HSDPA capability with an internet browser, data connectivity, personal messaging and personal navigation functions all in one device. From looking at the promotional shots, it looks pretty slick too with a slim build.
However, as would be expected from a phone made by a GPS manufacturer, the nüvifone's main feature is navigation and it comes preloaded with maps of North America, Eastern and Western Europe.
Another feature allows users to take photos tagging them with the exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. This image can then be used to navigate themselves back to their original location, or alternatively be sent to a friend.
The Garmin nüvifone is expected to start shipping in Q3 2008.