Garmin to unveil Android based Nuvifone today
Garmin-ASUS today will unveil Android powered ‘Nuvifone A50’ smartphone. Nuvifone A50 embeds Google mobile services such as Google Search by voice, Gmail, Google Map, YouTube as well as Android Market.
The on-board navigation software has the most recent Garmin’s functionalities such as lane assist and junction view. It also features Google Street View.
A50 also offers Garmin Connected Services that features weather, real-time traffic, gas price, speedcamera alerts and a few other categories. The device has a three megapixel camera and is shipped with a car cradle. Spec-wise, the A50 packs a 3.5-inch HVGA (that’s 480×320 pixels, presumably) capacitive touchscreen with custom, finger-friendly UI, 4GB of internal storage with microSD expansion, and accelerometer for the usual portrait to landscape mode flip.
The new device will be available in the first half of 2010 said Garmin. The price has not been disclosed at this stage.