Pre-order details for a new Garmin-ASUS smartphone have shown up on the company’s Taiwanese site. The Garmin-ASUS M10 is expected to drop on February 6th 2010, running Windows Mobile 6.5.3 with a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen and 5-megapixel camera. As with the companies’ previous offerings, it’s a GPS-centric device with Garmin PND software preloaded.
Connectivity includes HSDPA 900/2100 support, along with WiFi and Bluetooth, and there’s also a 3.5mm headphone socket and a microSD card slot. The underlying chipset is a Qualcomm 7227 600MHz processor with 512MB apiece of RAM and ROM, and the whole thing measures 116 x 58 x 14.3 mm while tipping the scales at 138g.
Garmin-ASUS will bundle the M10 with either a spare 1,500mAh battery or a car-cradle for using the Windows Phone as an in-car PND. It’s available for preorder now, priced at 13,900 TWD ($435). Garmin-ASUS are also expected to launch a number of Android smartphones in 2010.