Garmin-Asus to Launch the Nuvifone G60 and M20 in Malaysia

Garmin Nuvifone G60

2 phones landed on my desk today. Unexpected but glad to be among the first in Malaysia to get my hands on the Garmin-Asus phones. Both the Nuvifone G60 and M20 are a refreshing series of phones to hit the market that is captured by HTC, iPhone, and Nokia.

Both the Nuvifone G60 and M20 are expected to launch within the next 30 days.

Nuvifone G60

The Nuvifone G60 uses the Linux OS and is ready to go with the same great features and user experience that have made Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation. Each Nuvifone G60 comes standard with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names, onboard maps, and millions of points of interest. And to make sure you have all the tools you need for life on the go, the Nuvifone G60 integrates a quad-band GSM phone with 3.5G data connectivity, a Webkit-based Internet browser, personal messaging, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth and Garmin’s proven personal navigation functionality.

Nuvifone G60 Specs
2G ConnectivityQuad-band GSM / GPRS / Edge 850/900/1800/1900
3G Connectivity850/1900/2100 HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
Other Connectivity802.11 b/g WLAN, Bluetooth, HFP, HSP, AVRCP, A2DP mini-USB 2.0
Dimension112 x 58.1 x 14.6 mm
Weight137g (with battery)
Display3.5″ 64K colors, anti-glare resistive touchscreen
Display Resolution272 x 480 WQVGA
Camera3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging
Flash Memory4GB on-board 128MB RAM
Expandable MemoryMicro SD, HC Capable, expandable up to 16GB
Music PlayerMP3
Headphone Jack2.5mm
Battery1100 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium cell
Talk Time4 hours
Standby Time Talk250 hours
InternetHTML browser based on Webkit platform
Calendar/PIMOutlook contacts and calendar
ProductivityDocument viewing: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPG

Nuvifone M20

The Nuvifone M20 features Windows Mobile 6.1, a dual-band 3.5G/tri-band GMS phone with Wi-Fi connectivity, enterprise and personal email, IM and SMS/MMS, a PC-like web browsing experience, and the superior navigation experience that you would expect from Garmin.

APAC/EU3G 900/2100; 2G 900/1800/1900
NA3G 850/1900; 2G 850/1800/1900
Other Connectivity802.11 b/g WLAN; Bluetoth 2.0+EDR; mini USB 2.0
OSMicrosoft Windows Mobile Professional 6.1
Dimension95.3 x 52.5 x 12.8 mm
Weight99g (with battery)
Display2.8″, 64K, TFT with touch lens
Display Resolution640 x 480 VGA
Camera3MP camera, JPG format with auto-focus and geotagging, View photos in JPG/PNG/GIF/BMP format
Flash Memory4GB or 8GB
AudioBuilt-in microphone & speaker; Ring tone supported formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, and AMR-NB
VIdeo PlaybackMPEG4/H.264/H.263/WMV @ 30fps VGA
Video RecordingMPEG4/H.263 @ 15fps QVGAl Streaming Audio/Video
MessagingSMS / MMS / IM
EmailPush / Enterprise / POP3 / IMAP4 / SMTP
InternetOPERA browser, HTML, WAP 1.2.1/2.0
SYncActiveSync for Outlook contacts calendar, media and documents
ProductivityDocument viewing: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF
CPUQualcomm 720A 528MHz
Battery920 mAh Lithium (replaceable)
Talk Time3G: 3 hours / 2G: 2.8 hours
Standby Talk Time3G: 250 hours / 2G: 260 hours

As far as the pricing is concerned, the G60 should be around RM1,799 and the M20 should be priced at RM2,099.

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