Because of the international cellular frequencies that Garmin is using, AT&T would be the only real choice for releasing its phones here, unless special models are produced for Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile.
Rumor is that Garmin's Nuviphone is going to be marketed by AT&T for $499, with data plan available under $20.
Can't imagine that Asus would have technical issues that would prevent Verizon or even Sprint from using the phones with their networks. Wouldn't be the first ones they've ever built. :wink:
Rumor is that Garmin's Nuviphone is going to be marketed by AT&T for $499, with data plan available under $20. Well, that explains it! Garmin closed UP $.02 today! :lol:
(They are up over 10% in the past three days, unlike the rest of the market) 8)
Rumor is that Garmin's Nuviphone is going to be marketed by AT&T for $499, with data plan available under $20. Well, that explains it! Garmin closed UP $.02 today! :lol:For a better analysis you should probably check the historical prices for Garmin on May 1, 2008 since that is when Gator made the post you're quoting. :wink:
I resurrected this thread instead of starting up a new one..
Mr. Pemble said Garmin still expects to release its Nuvifone, a wireless device incorporating GPS capabilities, in the second half of the year in Europe and in the fourth quarter in North America. Garmin is developing the device in partnership with Taiwan-based Asustek Computer, Inc.
Hi all - I found the Nuvifone on the FCC site. It's been sitting there since January.
They haven't specifically said anything about third party apps that I recall-- but remember that they are using a combination of Android and Windows mobile OS's so there should be available options.
Also, if it were released today, it would be the only smartphone turn-by-turn with realtime traffic. But I doubt that status will remain for long..
Why TomTom didn't do so at launch is inexplicable considering they already have all the infrastructure set up for it.
What this episode really uncovers is that AT&T is dying. AT&T is dragging down the rest of us by overcharging us for voice calls and stifling innovation in a mobile data market critical to the U.S. economy.___________________The FCC better not treat AT&T and Verizon like Citigroup, GM and the Post Office. Cellphone operators aren't too big to fail. Rather, the telecom sector is too important to be allowed to hold back the rest of us.
AT&T and Garmin Announce a New Mobile Navigation Era with nüvifone, The Navigation PhonePosted September 29, 2009 | 08:01 AMDALLAS and OLATHE, September 29, 2009 — AT&T* and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) today announced the Garmin nüvifone G60 will be available beginning October 4 only for AT&T customers in the U.S. in AT&T stores and online at www.wireless.att.com.The nüvifone G60 provides one of the easiest-to-use location experiences available because it is the only phone to fully integrate the world’s best selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web.“Personal navigation devices are already all about mobility and taking the Garmin experience everywhere as your mobile phone is truly compelling for customers who travel often,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “We expect the nüvifone to be the guide for local restaurants, the least-expensive gas and the nearest coffee shop for many customers.””The nüvifone weaves location into nearly every facet of its functionality making it ideal for people who depend on location to navigate everyday life,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO. “The nüvifone has Garmin’s easy-to-use interface, so navigating to a meeting directly from its calendar or contacts pages, or geotagging an email or photograph with a location stamp, is intuitive, useful and fun.”Navigate with turn-by-turn guidanceThe nüvifone G60 has the same core features as a high-end Garmin nüvi® and comes preloaded with maps and millions of points of interest (POI) for North America. Customers who purchase a nüvifone will have everything that they need to use the device as an in-car navigation unit including a dashboard and windshield mount. The device can easily be mounted in the car or detached for portable navigational use. Because the maps reside on the nüvifone customers always have access to navigation and they can receive turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions that speak street names to millions of destinations. If a turn is missed along the route, the nüvifone will automatically recalculate a route and get the user back on track. The nüvifone is able to provide reliable location information in the most challenging conditions because it has a real GPS receiver with Garmin’s HotFix™ technology and assisted GPS.The nüvifone also has a “Where am I?” feature so users will know their exact latitude and longitude coordinates, nearest address, intersection, hospital, police station and gas station with one touch of the screen. Another great feature of nüvifone is for users who cannot find their car in an unfamiliar spot or crowded parking lot, nüvifone will automatically mark the position in which it was last removed from the windshield mount.Surf the webNüvifone customers are just one click away from a full HTML browser that can be accessed via the nation’s fastest 3G network, or AT&T’s more than 20,000 Wi-Fi hotspots. Garmin’s location link, which parses addresses on the web with latitude and longitude information, allows customers to easily navigate to addresses they discover on the web by simply touching the address. The touch-screen virtual keyboard which includes predictive text, is customizable to QWERTY or A to Z to allow customers to easily type in web addresses or send and receive text messages.Capture quality photosThe nüvifone G60 also includes a three megapixel camera with auto-focus. The camera automatically geotags images with an exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. Customers may then save the image so they can navigate back to the location, or email the geo-tagged image to others.Stay connectedIn addition to millions of preloaded POIs, customers can supplement the data with additional free and subscription content. The nüvifone includes free access to AT&T’s Yellow Pages, flight status and converter. Premium Connected Services gives customers subscription access to real-time traffic information, fuel prices, White Pages, weather and more.Price and AvailabilityThe nüvifone G60 will be available in AT&T stores or at www.wireless.att.com on October 4 for $299 with a two year service agreement after $100 mail-in-rebate. Nüvifone Premium Connected Services which includes traffic updates, white pages, weather, movie, local events and fuel price content are available for $5.99/month after a 30-day trial.
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