Asustek Confirms Upcoming Split with Garmin
Asustek Computer today confirmed earlier reports that it will seek to end its business relationship with Garmin once their current contract expires. Asus and Garmin have co-developed several smartphones that are focused on providing high-quality navigation features. They shipped one device, the Nuvifone, through T-Mobile in the summer of 2010. The device failed to sell many units, and Garmin in September announced that it was weighing the future of its smartphone business. Asus said it will provide more details about the split on Tuesday.
Hands On with the Garmin Vivoactive 3
Garmin debuted several new wearables at IFA in Berlin this week, and the Vivoactive 3 is the most powerful among them. This smart-ish watch runs Garmin's proprietary software, rather than Android Wear, and specifically targets fitness-minded folk.
Garmin inReach Brings Satellite Messaging to Your Phone
Garmin this week announced its inReach series of satellite communicators. These standalone handheld devices can also be paired with any Android, iOS or Windows 10 smartphone to provide satellite-based text messaging and GPS mapping on your phone even where there is no cellular coverage.
Hands-On with Asus Zenfone 3 Series
Asus is bringing its Zenfone 3 series of devices to the U.S. this month.
Hands On with the Asus Zenfone 5 / 5z
Asus today announced the Zenfone 5, its flagship handset for the year. The Zenfone 5 takes a lot of cues from some well-known competing devices complete with a notch in the display.