nuviphone coming second half of this year

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nuviphone G60 should just get the most delayed smartphone award. What a tease. We’ve been talking about the nuviphone G60 since January of 2008 and just this last week we got the news that the launch is now further delayed to the second half of the year.

COO Cliff Pemble:

“Smartphones are complicated and bringing one to market that’s built totally from the ground up on a custom Linux platform is not an easy task.”

According to TWICE the device is now in certification process and cell phone carriers are still interested adding the new Garmin phone to their lineup.

17 Responses to “nuviphone coming second half of this year”

  1. joe Says:

    Who would need such a device? Phones already have gps. How good will a phone from Garmin be? They should stick to GPS. They do it well. They know nothing about phones.

    Also, why did they build their own Linux OS when there are already a few free ones out there. Re-inventing the wheel has hurt this product’s time to market.


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  8. Paul Says:

    Anyone who has a phone and a gps unit will use this device. google maps is no good for turn by turn navigation.


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  12. Aleks Says:

    Thank you.
    I want to purchase itself a navigator for journeys on a country. I pick up a model. That will say about garmin nuvi 205


  13. Nick Says:

    Phones do not have ‘real’ gps currently. Nor can they function on the dash of your car (see articles on iPhone overheating). Currently the market’s “gps” is through cell phone towers and only works in cities.

    And in regards to the OS, it was stated that the delay problems were issues with phone carriers, not the OS (they have been showing demos of the phone and OS for over a year now.)


  14. Funny GPS Voices Says:

    Pig-tones com is already in the works for offering compatible GPS voices for the Nuviphone by the way


  15. hey Says:

    They’re not “Re-inventing the wheel.” Garmin has always used linux for their devices, so why not port the already incredibly stable ui of their GPS systems to their smartphone? I can’t wait for this device…


  16. lee Says:

    I’ve been using a HTC TytnII, with stand alone GPS, with Garmin XT software and maps, for years. Nick is mistaken about current technology’s ability to provide quality GPS service in a phone and on a car’s dashboard. If this phone were Windows Mobile based, I’d consider it. As it is, it offers nothing I don’t already have.


  17. Joe Fabulouz Says:

    It looks like a great device, but I have one BIG question:
    It appears that this has the same soft keyboard layout as my Garmin nüvi 205, an “ABCDEF” layout vs. the more typical “QWERTY” layout on almost every other phone that has a keyboard, whether soft or hard. I have a TERRIBLE time trying to enter textural information into my nüvi 205, and I would NEVER buy this phone if it didn’t have a “QWERTY” keyboard option, which it appears it does not. This is a deal-breaker for me.


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