Garmin Asus G60: GPS and Phone Combo

There have been lots of electronics gadget out in the market over the past couple of weeks. Sony announce their new Vaios and Canon also launch their new cameras as well. Meantime, Asus has team up with Garmin to offer a really unique phone to the consumers.

G60 comes with a little history. First of all, G60 is one of the first phones made by the partnership of GPS-maker, Garmin and computer-maker, Asus. Asus has also announced that they will not be producing PDA phones solely under their brand name for now. (Link – CNET Asia)

Secondly, G60 was originally announced way back in the January of 2008. (Link - Engadget) And its finally found its way to the consumer under the brand name of Garmin-Asus. G60 is also known as the “nuvifone” though you won’t see it on the Starhub web store.

The biggest selling point is surely the full featured GPS suite (see review link) in the G60 itself. I think the car GPS holder will be bundled as well.

G60 runs on Linux OS with customised User Interface

  • 112 x 58 x 14 mm, 137g
  • 3.55” TFT Resistive Screen, 65K Colours
  • 4G internal storage
  • 128MG ram
  • microSD card slot
  • WiFi, 3.5G
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.15 Megapixels Camera, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
  • Document viewer

Strange factor: 2.5mm audio jack. Oh my. 

Price point: G60 is such a unique phone that if you are looking forward to a phone that is really also a GPS, you nearly have no other choices. Starhub is offering G60 at S$438 with a average 2 year plan. I couldn’t find Garmin Asus on at all while M1 only offer Garmin Asus M20. Have to say it is a little pricey but a GPS also cost around that price!

(Link) – Engadget Mobile (including a video of the GPS in action!)

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