September 30, 2009
Nuvifone G60 mobile phone finds you anywhere and lets you call anyone
Garmin and AT&T announced on Tuesday the upcoming availability of the Garmin Nuvifone G60. The G60 has a 3 megapixel camera; a 3.5″ touch screen, a Linux-based OS, 3G capability, and a Garmin GPS. To be honest, the nuvifone doesn’t sound quite as awesome now as it did a year ago. That said, having a quality GPS built-in will save users the expense of a TomTom car set. No release date has yet been announced, but it’s expected out before the end of October. It’s a smartphone with full GPS capabilities, including preloaded maps of North America, millions of points of interest, and voice-guided directions. Just like Garmin’s standalone portable navigation devices, the G60 will also feature the company’s “Where am I?” feature that shows you your coordinates and the nearest address, intersection, gas station, hospital, and so forth in case of an emergency. Customers will also be able to get Premium Connected Services, which include real-time traffic, fuel prices, weather, white pages, movie info, and local events for an additional $5.99 per month after a 30-day trial.
The Nuvifone G60 smartphone also offers a full HTML browser and is 3G-capable. You can also get online with Wi-Fi and access AT&T’s 20,000 hot spots around the country. There’s also a 3-megapixel camera with geotagging capabilities and 2GB of user-available memory with a microSD expansion slot (up to 16GB). Physically, the Nuvifone G60 measures 4.4 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.57 inch thick and features a 3.5-inch WVGA resistive touch screen and 2.5mm headset jack. The Nuvifone G60 will be sold in stores and online starting October 4 for $299 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate.