Today is just full of surprises. We just got a tip that showcases a new Garmin navigational unit. The nuvi 295W is brand new, and it's managed to fly under our radar for quite some time, apparently. But sure enough, it exists, and it's actually coming to the market a lot sooner than we would have ever imagined.
If you're not taken with the LG Ally on Verizon, how about a different Android smartphone this month? T-Mobile have announced pricing and (rough) availability for the Garminfone, the touchscreen GPS-centric handset unveiled late last month. The handset will drop in June, priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement.
Garmin-Asus have announced their latest smartphone, the Garmin-Asus nuvifone A10, a new Android-based handset which is apparently optimized for pedestrian navigation. The A10 has a 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen supporting multitouch, 5-megapixel camera, GPS and comes preloaded with mapping data and - optionally - cityXplorer guides to public transit systems.
While the marketing for the A10 is being targeted at those traveling on foot, automobile users aren't left behind either. In the box there's a powered audio mount for the A10, with a loudspeaker for more audible voice navigation prompts. Meanwhile there's also the usual bevy of Android apps together with Microsoft Exchange support and access to the Android Market.
With more and more people relying on their smartphones and mobile phones for uses other than just making calls and surfing the web, the devices are gaining popularity quickly. One of the things that many users have replaced with mobile phones is a dedicated PND thanks to the applications available for GPS navigation on mobiles.
Garmin makes a wealth of different GPS devices for all sorts of uses. Typically, most GPS devices have the same form factory with a square device made to be clipped to the windshield of the car. Garmin has unveiled its latest GPS device called the nuvi 3700 that take a new form factor that looks a lot like the iPhone.
Garmin has GPS devices for just about every need from boating to driving, walking and running. Garmin has unveiled its latest GPS device for runners called the Forerunner 110. The new 110 was unveiled to get ready for major marathons according to Garmin.
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.