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.
Portable TV has been a big deal in Europe for a long time now with all sorts of smartphones, PMPs, and other gear capable of tuning in the hoard of DVB-T digital terrestrial TV broadcasts. Garmin has unveiled a slick new GPS device that does all the things you expect of a Garmin nuvi PND and adds in entertainment on the go as well.
Garmin has gobs of GPS navigation devices on the market today for all sorts of uses. The company makes the portable and car mount GPS devices we are all familiar with along with a line for motorcycles and the company even makes GPS devices for aircraft.
Details of T-Mobile USA's upcoming handset launches have emerged, with TmoNews claiming to have release dates for several Android, Windows Mobile and other devices. Perhaps of most interest is the HTC HD2, previously confirmed for T-Mobile in the Spring and now expected in March 2010; we're also curious about two new HTC Android phones, the T-Mobile myTouch Slide (which looks like it could be a QWERTY version of the HTC Magic/myTouch 3G) coming May 17th, and before that an update to the HTC myTouch 3G (described as v1.2) which throws in a 3.5mm headphone socket on February 10th.
GPS devices are good and bad at times. They are a great way to get where you are going without having to use a map or stop and ask directions. However, some users are too trusting and will literally follow a GPS device to the ends of the Earth. Garmin is one of the biggest names in GPS and has announced its new BirdsEye satellite and aerial imagery.
Most of us have had at least one car in our lifetime that had a check engine light come on unexpectedly. That always leads us to wonder if it's nothing but a filter or something that needs to go to the shop right away. Garmin has unveiled a new device for its GPS systems called the ecoRoute hd that turns the GPS device into a vehicle diagnostics center.
There are many people out there who like to customize their gadgets. They add skins to their notebooks and fancy cases to their mobile phones. It would stand to reason that many people out there would also like to customize the GPS devices that they use in the car. Garmin has unveiled Voice Studio that lets you put your voice onto the GPS device.
I did my share of dirt bike riding back in the day but I never trusted the other drivers on the road enough to venture onto the highways. If you are a motorcyclist that likes taking long trips on your bike Garmin has unveiled a new navigation device just for you called the zumo 665.
There are lots of different GPS devices that are aimed at different uses. In the car, we have GPS devices that help us drive from one place to another around town or across the country. Outdoors active types can get GPS devices that help them find their way in the wild outdoors.
Bargain hunters looking for a new ultraportable this Christmas could do well to hold off until the new year, as ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has announced the company plans to launch an Android-based Smartbook in Q1 2010 that could be priced at around $180. ASUS were among the companies demonstrating Smartbook prototypes – based on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor – back in June, but since then have downplayed their involvement with the format.