Garmin Nuvifone to Street October 4
Today Garmin announced that the nuvifone G60 will be available from AT&T retail stores and online starting October 4. The G60 is a touch-based device that focuses on providing location-based services and relies on heavy integration of Garmin's GPS technology. It will support turn-by-turn directions and will have millions of points of interest available to users to explore. It is compatible with AT&T's 3G network, and also has Wi-Fi with access to AT&T's Wi-Fi hotspots. It has a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and geo-tagging. The G60 will cost $300 after rebate with new agreement. Nuvifone Premium Connected Services, which includes traffic updates, white pages, weather, movie, local events and fuel price content, will cost $6 per month.
For those who don't get it....
First, this phone is meant for those needing a PDA type phone with acces to the web and a heavy interest on GPS type services. If this is not you, think about a different phone. The Nuvifone offers turn by turn directions similar to that of AT&Ts Navigator, except for one big difference, the subscription is put into the price of the phone and not paid on a monthly basis. Think about it, the contract is for 2 years, so that is $10 per month, ($240) when you subtract that from the cost of the phone, you are getting the phone for 160 upfront plus the $100 mail in rebate, so you b...
Test drove it today
The screen is sharp and clear. Love the SMS part with sending your current location with link to Garmin maps in a text msg. It is superior to AT&T nav based on maps and speed. I would almost want to use it instead of my iPhone for while...
PS there is no other phone on the market today that I would want to replace the iPhone with...!
Another touch-screen device.
For all you naysayers....
Also, Google Maps is good and all, and yes, it is free, but the ONLY reason it's free is because so many people use Google.com that the advertisements pay for things Google does. If it wasn't for that, Google would have to charge for a lot of the services they offer f...
all pdaPhones got build-in GPS these days!
i can get GPS programs for pdaphone for under 100buk!
example: Iguidance 2009, tomtom, oncourse, etc
A phone that has been on Garmin's website for over a year
One thing I don't understand...
Personally Google Maps is plenty fine for me, and it's
Another thing, I'm curious why ATT is so willing to give a phone like this a shot that's so new to market, but yet ATT refuses to carry Nokia's best N Series handsets.
And I hear you on AT&T's not carrying Nokia's N Series. Nokia's high end phones are very good. I just wish their low end phones were as good as they used to be.....
My thing is, the price tag is just nuts. $300 after rebate? What does this thing do that is so amazing?
here is y ATT carry it (my opinion)