Garmin enhances its GPS System with Telephony Function through nüvifone

Garmin's touchscreen nüvifone Garmin, a GPS navigation system manufacturing company, has enhanced its product line with the new telephony functioned GPS device called nüvifone. The new sleek touchscreen device will not only help users to find their way but will also help them to be in touch with their contacts through the telephony function.

Garmin’s nüvifone features:

  • 3.5G mobile phone capability
  • An internet browser
  • A 3.5-inch touchscreen
  • GPS cability
  • A built-in video camera
  • MP3 and MPEG4, AAC player
  • The nüvifone will facilitate all GPS function that Garmin offers such as Google local search capability, “Where am I?” feature that displays nearest locations like hospitals, police stations and gas stations.

    Also users can take advantage of the Garmin Online feature that constantly updates users with important information like real-time traffic, fuel prices, stock prices, sport scores, news reports, local events and weather forecasts.

    Besides, the nüvifone will be preloaded with maps of North America, Eastern and Western Europe.

    “The nüvifone is an all-in-one device offering unmatched integration of utility and function in a single mobile device,” said Cliff Pemble, Garmin’s president and COO. “This is the breakthrough product that cell phone and GPS users around the world have been longing for – a single device that does it all.”

    Garmin plans to ship the nüvifone by Q3 of 2008. The pricing and sales partner details are unknown as of now.

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