Garmin nuvifone G60 Shipping On AT&T This Sunday For $299.99

Wow, this one has been a long, long, long time coming. The original nüvifone was originally introduced in early 2008, long before Android had a chance at fame and before the iPhone has risen to stardom in the way that it has. In short, the Garmin-developed smartphone looked to be a real competitor, and the proprietary navigating software was its differentiating factor.

Here it is, in the latter half of 2009, and Americans are still waiting on what has become the Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60. After an incredibly long and painful wait, those who were interested in such a phone--and held off all this while--will be able to indulge on October 4th. Starting Sunday, prospective AT&T customers (and current customers, of course) will be able to pick up the smartphone at AT&T retail stores, and with it will come a 3.2MP camera (with AutoFocus), integrated GPS for geotagging and navigating, full 3G support, a touch-screen virtual keyboard with predictive text, a full HTML browser, Ciao! (which lets you share your location with other friends), a WQVGA display, 4GB of onboard storage (2GB are used for maps), a microSD expansion slot, MP3 player, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2.5mm headphone jack and a rechargeable battery good for up to 4 hours of talking.



Of course, the biggest selling point here is the tried-and-true Garmin navigation. You should get the same NAV experience here as you would on any normal Garmin PND, and it also supports multitasking so you can take a call without losing your route. It'll be available on October 4th for $299.99 with a two-year AT&T agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

nüvifone G60 is the only phone to fully-integrate the world’s best-selling GPS navigator with voice, data and mobile web. Because GPS is integrated and not just an application, nüvifone allows you to do more, such as talk on the phone while continuing to navigate. With nüvifone, you can always know where you are and where you’re going. It provides the easiest-to-use, most advanced and intuitive navigation experience of any phone currently available.

  • 3G phone
  • Large touch screen display
  • Garmin GPS navigation with preloaded maps
  • HTML web browsing
  • Gmail™ and text capable with location link
  • 3 MP autofocus camera
  • E-mail and text messages
  • Bluetooth® capability

Included Connected Services

Connected Services save time and clicks by seamlessly delivering localized content through the AT&T 3G network.

  • Yellow Pages – Search for and navigate to businesses in your area with one-click to voice prompted directions.
  • Flight Status – Quick access to flight departure/ arrival times and gate information.
  • Converter – Convert currencies, measurements or temperature.
  • Ciao!™ Location-based Social Networking platform that integrates compatible social networks into one easy-to-use interface

Premium Connected Services

(Available with subscription)

  • Traffic – Receive alerts for traffic delays and road construction on your route.
  • White Pages – Search by business name or first/last name.
  • Weather – Current and five-day forecasts tailored for your current location.
  • Movies – Find a movie by theater location or movie title and navigate to the theater
  • Local Events – Search for local events, concerts, theater performances and more, then navigate to them.
  • Fuel Prices – Search for the best fuel prices near your location then, with one click, navigate to the chosen station.

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth supported profiles: hands-free, headset, advanced audio distribution (stereo), remote audio control
  • Save up to 50 Bluetooth pairings
  • Wi-Fi b/g security enabled
  • Desktop web experience with full HTML browser
  • Mobile e-mail like Hotmail, Gmail, AOL mail, POP3 and IMAP
  • Geo-tagged SMS, email and photo sharing

Navigation

  • Industry-leading Garmin navigation experience, with voice prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names
  • Optimized for automobile use with included car mount
  • One-step navigation from contacts, email and local search results
  • "Where am I?" safety feature displays your current address and nearest police, hospital and fuel services in one click
  • Includes Garmin Locate™ to help you remember where you parked by automatically marking your position when you remove it from the car.
  • Pedestrian mode for in-hand navigation

Tools and Data

  • Multi-tasking: Use voice, data and navigation simultaneously
  • Tools: Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes, Check List, Calculator, World Clock, Stop Watch, Unit Converter
  • Address Book with maximum of 5000 Contacts
  • Speed Dial
  • Flight Mode (RF Off)
  • Document viewing: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF, JPG

Design

  • Display: 3.55” 65K colors, anti-glare resistive touchscreen
  • Virtual QWERTY Keyboard on touchscreen
  • Automatically switches between Portrait and Landscape View
  • Touch Key “click” audio feedback
  • 3 Hard Keys (Power/End, Volume, Camera)
Frequencies: GSM / GPRS / Edge 850/900/1800/1900
3G UMTS/HSDPA 850/1900/2100
Dimensions: 4.4 x 2.3 x 0.57 in.
Display Resolution: 272 x 480 WQVGA
Weight: 4.8 oz. (battery included)
Contacts: 5000 max.
Camera/Photos: 3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging
Memory: 4 GB on-board storage¹
Expandable Memory: MicroSD™, HC Capable, expandable up to 16GB
Music Player: MP3 playback
Headphone Jack: 2.5 mm
Battery: 1200 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium cell
Standby Time: Up to 250 hours
Talk Time: Up to 4 hours

¹Aproximately 2 GB of user-available memory due to maps.


Via:  Garmin
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