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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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The iPhone 3G hysteria

Only a few days after the serious iPhone 3G hysteria started there are some patterns to see in how Apple and the local gsm providers deal with things concerning the new Apple fanboy toy. Next to that there are some technical issues. In total:

distribution -> soup kitchen style, people in line to get a glimpse or even to get the real thing in their hands. People waiting days (?) or weeks to get an iPhone 3G and making reservations in more than one shop to be sure to have one (if they are lucky).

2 year telecom contract and a locked phone (in most countries) with an expensive contract -> to me the same as hanging on the gallows for no less than 2 years.

3G -> in USA 3G is only available in (big) city areas, in Europe more widely spread, but still not everywhere.

GPS -> works. But depends on Google Maps and asks for (international) (3G) data roaming which is extremely expensive outside your own country! Big need for offline software like TomTom. Apple now says this has a big priority.

App Store -> regional difference, wich looks nice, but big players like eBay only publish their software in the USA (for now).

Loudspeakersystems Gen 1 iPhone -> doesn’t work anymore, like the docking of the Palm Treo 650 and Treo 680.

MobileMe -> the MobileMe ‘push’ from iPhone to Internet has a delay of 15 minutes and is therefore not really push! But it has been sold as the everyman’s Exchange. NO WAY!

VOIP -> T-Mobile Germany doesn’t allow VOIP on the iPhone 3G.

There might be some more issues, but these are the most important, I think. You know more issues? Tell us!

Do I want one? Oh yeah!

But I can wait! (a few days longer ;-) )

July 16th, 2008 | No Comments | Posted in gps passion
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