Garmin teams with ASUS computers to offer GPS smartphones
The satellite navigation specialists that we have all heard of Garmin, have apparently recently teamed up with ASUS computers in order to produce a range of GPS smartphones.
Garmin’s president said at the Mobile World Congress that the sat nav maker is entering the mobile market with the computer giant because location is relevant to everything you do.
The A50 which is Android powered has all the advantages you would expect to find in a smartphone these days with the added advantage of Gamin’s GPS specialities.
It comes already loaded with maps so there isn’t any need to wait for a third party applications to download from servers.
Also, with the built in GPS you wont actually lose turn by turn voice prompted navigation features even if you lose your signal. It comes with a windscreen mount in order to be more convenient as an in car navigation device. The second offering from Garmin is the M10 with a 3.5 inch touchscreen display and a soft QWERTY keyboard. We can expect both of these phones during the first half of 2010 sadly no price as yet. Source – google.com