Garmin Asus nuvifone A50

Garmin Asus partnership has announced the brand new nuvifone A50 from the Mobile World Congress in Spain. The new nuvifone A50 is an Android powered device that claims to be more location aware than any other smartphone out there.

A50 has a 3.5″ HVGA capacitive touchscreen, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, and an accelerometer. Thanks to the Android platform you’ll have access tens of thousands of applications and if you wish you can sync with your work email thanks to Microsoft Exchange server.

Of course Garmin Asus nuvifone A50 comes with Garmin navigation preloaded and all the maps you need are actually on your device so you won’t have to wait for 3G coverage fairies to grant you access.

Other features of the device are the 3MP camera, and the E-Compass.

Garmin says the nuvifone A50 receives its location information from multiple sources including satellite, network-based and terrestrial sources…. Not sure what they mean but we don’t think any of those is a new technology.

It will be available in Europe first quarter of this year.

One Response to “Garmin Asus nuvifone A50”

  1. Alexander Says:

    “terrestrial” = gyro? Not new per se, but a useful feature when navigating in cities, tunnels, etc.

    Also one feature that I guess would kind of set it apart from other Android based phones and render it as a navigation oriented device.

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