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Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Garmin nuvi 1800-series PNDs leak; EDGE-packing 1690 confirmed for $500

Looks like Garmin aren't going to take the rise in PND apps for smartphones lying down: an anonymous source has just officially outed specifications for the Garmin nuvi 1690 we've been seeing recently, together with its bigger siblings the nuvi 1820 and 1860.  The 1820 and 1860 are the first two models from Garmin's new nuvi 1800-series, with 4.8-inch WVGA touchscreens, WiFi and Bluetooth, and - in the case of the 1860 at least - a 3-megapixel camera with geotagging.

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Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND outed: EDGE, Bluetooth and new “nuinfo” connected services

Details of the upcoming Garmin nuvi 1690 connected PND are quietly being outed, courtesy of both the FCC and the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group).  The latter have confirmed that the touchscreen satnav will not only have Bluetooth but go on sale in both Europe and North America, while the former have released the 1690's quick-start manual [pdf link].

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Garmin nuvi 1690 PND with integrated EDGE data clears FCC

Garmin nuvi 1690 PND with integrated EDGE data clears FCC

A new Garmin PND , the nuvi 1690, has passed through the FCC [pdf link], and it seems to have learned some connectivity tricks from its nuvifone cousins.  The nuvi 1690 includes not only Bluetooth but GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, presumably offering real-time traffic downloads among other things.

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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 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 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

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-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

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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