Garmin-Asus nüvifone M20 is in the works
So we’ve seen the announcement by Garmin-Asus to roll out their nüvifone G60, but that’s not all from the alliance as there is yet another smartphone in the works that will be announced at next week’s MWC ’09 in Barcelona, Spain – the M20 all-in-one phone. Why do we call it an all-in-one phone? After all, it doesn’t come with the kitchen sink, although it does carry a mobile web-browser and premium navigation system, all powered by the Windows Mobile operating system. Read more about the nuviphone M20 right after the jump.
The nüvifone M20 will feature a full QWERTY soft keyboard that makes it a breeze to type out your thoughts, be it sending a flurry of text messages or sending emails back and forth. Not only that, the nüvifone M20 can also be synchronized with a computer in order to make your contacts and emails available at all times, making sure you do not accidentally leave a contact on the computer at home when you’re halfway up in the air on a plane. Nice to know that Garmin-Asus did not skimp on connectivity, as the M20 boasts HSDPA wireless connectivity and enterprise grade Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) that ought to satisfy those who can’t imagine a disconnected life.
Just like the G60, the nüvifone M20 also comes with location based services (LBS) at its core, and is touted to have the most advanced LBS experience of any Windows Mobile phone to date. Navigation functions will automatically link to frequently used applications such as calendar, contacts, email, internet applications and more, helping the M20′s user simplify their day as they travel from one place to another. The GPS features of the M20 is the crowning jewel of the smartphone, boasting the navigation capability of a premium Garmin nüvi sat nav, complete with preloaded maps and points of interest (POIs) to help you get around North America, Eastern and Western Europe (other regions included as long as you purchase the map pack) easily.
Other features include a 2.8″ TFT VGA touchscreen display, integrated microphone and speakers, a choice between 4GB or 8GB of storage and a 3 megapixel camera with geotagging ability. There is no word on pricing or availability, but we can’t wait too long for something this sweet.