Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50: GPS or cellphone?

Garmin is a well established company providing communication, information and navigation devices and applications as well as being the global leader in satellite navigation. Asus on the other hand is a well known hardware components, peripherals, laptops and more recently mobile phones manufacturer. The Garmin-Asus alliance is formed to take advantage of the specialties of both firms and therefore produce cellphones that can capture the market such as the yet to be released Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50.

As both ASUSTek and Garmin are part of the Open Handset Alliance, it is perhaps unsurprising that the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 is an Android OS based smart phone. This does not of course mean that Garmin-Asus only produces Android OS based phones as the soon to be released M10 is set to use the Microsoft Windows Mobile OS.

As of yet, the technical specifications known about the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 mobile phone are as follows: it has a 3.5″ display with a 320 x 480 px resolution, built in 4 GB of memory (some of which will doubtless be used for the included GPS software’s maps and files) and a microSD/microSDHC card slot for expandable memory, a 3.15 Mega Pixel camera that will of course include geo tagging, quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and dual band UMTS (2100/900 MHz) and is therefore 3G capable with UMTS or HSPA.

Other than this the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 is set to include all standard functions such as Bluetooth, video and audio playback,  etc.

Alongside this the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 is also set to include sync compatibility with the Microsoft Exchange server as well as the ability to wirelessly synchronize your calendar, your contacts and of course your enterprise e-mail.

And of course one cannot leave out the most compelling feature of the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 which is of course expected to be its out of the box capability to act as a functional and easy to use GPS device.

We really expect great things from the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 when it is released this Q1 2010 and would definitely give it a test run when we get our hands on one.

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