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It's a dog-eat-dog world in the mobile phone space, and had T-Mobile remained staunch in trying to sell the GarminFone to its customers for $200, it would have been quickly gobbled up by Samsung's Galaxy S (known as the Samsung Vibrant on T-Mobile) when it's released later this week. Not playing the part of the blissfully unaware wireless carrier, T-Mobile has gone and slashed $70 off the GarminFone, which will make it a lot easier to move. While the $200 price point might have worked a week ago, Samsung's Galaxy S / Vibrant is one of the most hotly anticipated smartphones right now, and it too... Read more...
Is the best current GPS on the market, just a phone? Some would say that Google Maps Navigation on Android has the navigation thing down, but there's still nothing quite like a dedicated NAV. Garmin's first attempt at combining a GPS and a phone didn't exactly go over well; the original nuvifone took too long to go from introduction to shipping, and then the final product was priced too high for many to consider given the popularity of the iPhone, RIM's BlackBerry line and the growing Android selection. The second Garmin phone, which is simply called Garminfone, is a bit different. The phone is... Read more...
In April, we told you about T-Mobile's plans to carry the Garminfone. Now, we're getting closer to an official launch. Although the phone was originally scheduled to ship this spring, Garmin is now saying the Garminfone will be available in select T-Mobile U.S. retail outlets in June. The company also gave us official pricing information. As expected, the phone will be available for $199.99 with a qualifying voice and data plan on new two-year agreement. The Garminfone is an Android-powered smartphone with Garmin's automotive GPS features. The phone will come with a car mount and a charger in the... Read more...
It's the return of the nuvifone! Or, is it? Last year, Garmin finally launched their long awaited nuvi-branded smartphone on AT&T (with a little help from Asus, as it were), but by the time it launched, most of the hype surrounding it was dead. Between the time the phone debuted and when it shipped, Android phones had flooded the market, the iPhone 3GS was out, and Windows Phone 7 was just around the corner. Early reviews on the handset weren't exactly glowing, and even thought AT&T is still offering the phone, we kind of doubt it's a huge seller. But could this second attempt in the U.S.... Read more...