T-Mobile USA today announced the upcoming, exclusive availability of the new Garminfone, the first Android smartphone with Garmin GPS functionality.
As reported before the Garminfone is a full-touch 3G smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen integrated with Garmin full GPS solution. Good thing the whole nuvi branding is gone - T-Mobile Garminfone sounds cool.
Garminfone GPS features:
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Garminfone also includes a charging window and dashboard mount, enabling you to easily navigate and charge the phone’s battery simultaneously.
In addition to the comprehensive navigational features, the Garminfone is built on the Android operating system offering a rich mobile Web experience with integrated Google mobile services including Google Search by voice, Google Maps, YouTube and access to Android Market, where customers can find thousands of applications to further enhance their travel experience and their daily lives. The mobile Web browser experience includes enhanced functions including pinch and zoom capability and embedded location awareness, which links information found on the Web to navigation and mapping functions, allowing users to navigate directly to a location from a Web page.
The Garminfone supports Wi-Fi and 3G networks.
Garminfone also offers essential smartphone features you expect from an Android phone including personal and work e-mail, including support for Microsoft Exchange
e-mail, contacts, calendar, social networking and instant messaging. A
music player and a 3-megapixel autofocus camera round out the offering.
Garminfone is expected to be available in the U.S. exclusively to T-Mobile customers later this spring.