Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 announced
Garmin and Asus’ latest collaboration has resulted in the nüvifone A50, a touchscreen Android-powered smartphone which will retain the mainstay characteristics of Garmin’s vaunted GPS navigation system. Guess those who travel frequently when it comes to doing business might find the A50 useful, considering it will not only help you stay organized with everyone else in your schedule, you can also take some time off after a gruelling day of meetings by walking around town with this in hand to visit all those interesting locations and places mentioned. Expect to see more of the nüvifone A50 at MWC 2010 in Barcelona, Spain.
Thanks to Google’s Android operating system, you can be sure that the nüvifone A50 will feature full integration with the vast array of Google mobile services, including one-click access to Google Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, calendar, contacts and the Android Market which currently bosats over 20,000 applications for you to download and install. One thing’s for sure – do install a form of Task Killer for the nüvifone A50, as having too many programs opened simultaneously could prove detrimental to the smartphone’s battery health, not to mention slowing it down after a while.
Other features of the nüvifone A50 include on-device sync with Microsoft Exchange server as well as wireless synchronization of contacts, calendar and enterprise email. Setting up your account is a snap, taking all of a few steps. Apart from that, you will be able to receive your current location (latitude and longitude) information from multiple sources including satellite, network-based and terrestrial sources. These various technologies will work in tandem so that A50 customers are able to enjoy the best location and navigation experience possible on a smartphone, although we’re sure that Apple begs to differ. Expect to pick up the Garmin-Asus nüvifone A50 in Europe sometime in the first half of this year for a yet undisclosed price.