Garmin nuvi 295W Gets 3MP Camera, Wi-Fi And Web Browser

Garmin recently revealed a new series of standalone GPS units, all of which were drastically different in design than many of the company's past units. They also slipped out their second-ever mobile phone, one that's destined to land in June on T-Mobile USA. But what's this? This looks a lot like the original nuvifone, minus the phone portion. It's the nuvi 295W, a dedicated GPS with a slightly overhauled user interface and a few extra features that are rarely found on devices of this sort.

There's a 480x272 resolution touch panel, a battery that'll last four hours, an internal solid state drive with all of the maps loaded on, a microSD card slot, turn-by-turn guidance, an internal speaker, and a few bonuses. First, there's a 3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging, and second, there's an internal Wi-Fi module with a web browser, e-mail support and the ability to check the local weather forecast.

Like we said, it's a lot like the nuvifone without the phone aspect, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. It can be ordered today for $279.99, with shipments to begin in a few weeks.
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