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Gizmodo gets hands-on on Nüvifone G60 and M20

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Garmin-Asus G60

Garmin-Asus G60

Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz has been so lucky to be one of the first to have  the nothing less than impressive Garmin-Asus Nüvifone G60 in his hands. Jesus is attending the Mobile World Congress 2009 (MWC’09) in Barcelona, Spain. Next to the G60 he also tried the M20, but this pre-production (Windows Mobile 6) piece wasnt’s ready for that.

Go here for the Gizmodo video’s: G60 and M20

The specs of the G60 are nice:

  • 2G Connectivity: Quad-band GSM / GPRS / Edge 850/900/1800/1900
    3G Connectivity: 850/1900/2100 HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
    Other Connectivity: 802.11 b/g WLAN, Bluetooth, HFP, HSP, AVRCP, A2DP mini-USB 2.0
    OS: Linux
    Dimensions: 112 x 58.1 x 14.6 mm
    Weight: 137g (battery included)
    Display: 3.55″ 65K colors, anti-glare resistive touchscreen
    Display Resolution: 272 x 480 WQVGA
    Camera/Photos: 3MP camera with auto-focus and geo-tagging
    Flash Memory: 4GB on-board 128 MB RAM
    Expandable Memory: Micro SD, HC Capable, expandable up to 16GB
    Music Player: MP3 capable
    Headphone Jack: 2.5 mm
    Battery: 1100 mAh removable/rechargeable lithium cell
    Email: POP3, IMAP 4, IMAP idle, SMTP
    Internet: HTML browser based on Webkit platform
    Calendar/PIM: Outlook contacts and calendar
    Productivity: Document viewing: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, JPG

I would like to touch one too!

You can the find the M20 specs: HERE

[It is funny to see that he keeps calling the devices NuviPhone. ;-) ]

via: Gizmodo

[also nice pics on: LapTop Mag]

February 15th, 2009 | 8 Comments | Posted in gps passion, handheld, navigation, smartphones
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Magellan or Garmin?

I have been a Magellan user since I started using handheld GPS devices. I started with the Magellan Sportrak Map and from there went to the Sportrak Color. Not because that was my direct choice, but because there were cracks in the case of the Sportrak Map caused by bad quality plastic or to strong fixing of the screws. After a short the Dutch importer wanted to sell me a Sportrak Color for a reduced price. Very nice! This Color has made quite some kilometers and I was very happy with it.

I have always been sure that the quality of Magellan was great, but their service not really, for sure in Europe (French style). Still I decided to buy the new eXplorist 600, last summer.

And here my unhappiness started to show. Great to have USB instead of a serial connection with all its COM-problems, but a file system that doesn’t work like I want it. Maps still NO new versions, after years and years now.

Now there is a new series for a few months now, the Triton series. The device looks great, the name is good, has flashlight and bluetooth build in (not all versions!) but I am not going to buy it. You know why?

  • no European version available
  • no European maps available
  • no Mac OSX support (later more on this!)

Is there more? What do you think?!

February 7th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in software
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