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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 lands in Taiwan on 27th; M20 in August

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 lands in Taiwan on 27th; M20 in August

Garmin-ASUS have announced that the long-awaited nuvifone G60 touchscreen GPS cellphone will go on sale in Taiwan on July 27th, followed by a Singaporean and Malaysian launch in August alongside the Windows Mobile-based nuvifone M20.  The G60 should then arrive in Europe and the US in the second half of this year, as previously reported, while the M20 will bypass the US altogether but hit Europe, again, in 2H09.

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Garmin Dakota outdoor GPS line launches

Garmin Dakota outdoor GPS line launches

Garmin launched their latest GPS line up today with the Dakota 10 and 20, both devices are intended for outdoor used. They even sport a rugged format meant for use on hikes and other outdoor activities.

Both models feature a touchscreen and 850MB of memory. They can be synced with PCs and Macs for geocaching. The Dakota 10 has USB for data transfer, but the 20 sports wireless connectivity.

It also has a microSDHC card slot. Both come with worldwide maps and terrain maps plus the City Navigator NT maps. Expected to ship in August, these GPS devices are set to cost $299 and $349, respectively.

Garmin Foretrex 301, 401 GPS announced

Garmin Foretrex 301, 401 GPS announced

Garmin announced today new models for their Foretrex line, specifically the Foretrex 301 and the Foretrex 401. These models are wrist-mounted and offer a convenient GPS device on the go.

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 launch from August; dropping own OS for Android

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 launch from August; dropping own OS for Android

Garmin-ASUS intend to launch the nuvifone G60 by the end of 2009, with some markets expected to see the GPS-centric handset as early as August.  That's the latest news from Garmin's regional director for Southeast-Asia sales, Hektor Tung, who has also revealed that the partnership plan to ditch their home-grown Linux OS after the G60 and move instead to Android.

Garmin-ASUS planning Android smartphone for Q1 2010

Garmin-ASUS planning Android smartphone for Q1 2010

When your first handset looks set to rack up close to twelve months of delay, you may as well announce a few more.  That seems to be the attitude at Garmin-ASUS, who are conveniently forgetting all about their much-postponed nuvifone G60 and instead are talking about their upcoming Android smartphone, set to arrive by the end of Q1 2010.

Garmin nuvifone G60 delayed until 2H09

Garmin nuvifone G60 delayed until 2H09

Garmin-ASUS have again delayed the release of the nuvifone G60, blaming the complexities of fresh hardware and custom software.  The touchscreen smartphone - which was first announced back in January 2008 - is now expected to arrive in the second half of 2009, potentially in excess of 12 months delay over the original Q2 2008 launch schedule.

Garmin Oregon 550 & 550t GPS with 3.2MP camera

Garmin Oregon 550 & 550t GPS with 3.2MP camera

Garmin have announced their latest personal navigators, the Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t, each of which includes a 3.2-megapixel digital camera for taking geotagged photos.  Fronted by a 3-inch touchscreen, the two new Oregon units have 3-axis compasses, waterproof casings and are powered by two AA batteries (with a pair of precharged NiMH batteries and charger provided, good for up to 16hrs runtime).

 

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Rumor: Garmin-Asus Nuviphone might drop in June

Rumor: Garmin-Asus Nuviphone might drop in June

We've been waiting for it since 2008 basically, but there are rumors now circulating that we might see the Garmin-Asus Nuviphone in June of this year. The device will be running a variation of Linux, and we should be seeing it before summer.

Garmin nuvi 1490T revealed

Garmin nuvi 1490T revealed

Garmin gave an update to their nuvi 1390T GPS device today, offering up the 1490T which features a larger screen--the company's largest one to date--and additional features that are sure to impress even the most well-connected traveler.

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Sprint 3G talks with Garmin, Kodak & SanDisk?

Sprint 3G talks with Garmin, Kodak & SanDisk?

Sprint are believed to be in discussions with Garmin, SanDisk and Kodak regarding supplying wireless internet access for products from the three companies.  The potential deals are said to be similar to that between Sprint and Amazon for the Kindle wireless network, and while no specific application details have been revealed, it's fair to assume that Garmin would plan a 3G-enabled PND, Kodak a 3G-enabled camera and SanDisk a 3G-enabled memory card.

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Tanita BC-1000 whispers your weight to Garmin watch

Tanita BC-1000 whispers your weight to Garmin watch

Back when they launched the FR60 Fitness Watch in January, Garmin promised all manner of compatible equipment that would use the ANT+ wireless connection standard.  Tanita are one of the first to announce such an ANT+ equipped device, in the shape of the BC-1000 Body Composition Monitor, that can send multiple stats about your physique to both the FR60 and your PC.

 

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Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 and M20 hands-on

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 and M20 hands-on

We stopped by to check out the latest fruits of the Garmin-ASUS partnership today at Mobile World Congress, in the shape of the new nuvifone M20 and the latest iteration of the nuvifone G60.  The latter, although we've seen it several times before, still manages to impress: that's primarily thanks to the user-interface, which is GPS-focused enough to truly feel like a real PND/smartphone hybrid.

More hands-on shots of the G60 and M20 - plus hands-on feedback - after the cut

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