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Garmin nüvifone cell phone, navigator and web browser
"The Garmin nuvifone is a one-of-a-kind device that converges the essential technologies used regularly by mobile individuals - cell phone, personal navigator and web browser," said Cliff Pemble, Garmin's president and COO. "The GSMA Mobile World Congress trade show is the first opportunity for the public-at-large to see the nüvifone up-close, and we're confident they will be impressed with what they see."
Garmin nuvi phone Touchscreen & Icons
The Garmin nüvifone's 3.5-inch touchscreen display greets users with three primary icons - 'Call', 'Search', and 'View Map' - and four secondary icons - 'Browser', 'SMS', 'Email' and 'Tools'. After selecting the 'Call' icon, users can dial a number from the on-screen keypad or select a name from the contact list. Because seamless integration is core to the nüvifone's design, the Garmin nüvifone makes it easy to talk on the phone and navigate to a destination at the same time.
Garmin nuvifone GPS navigation
When the Garmin nuvifone is docked onto the vehicle mount, it automatically turns on the GPS, activates the navigation menu, and enables hands-free calling so that the user can continue their conversation and route to their destination with ease. A quick tap of the 'Search' icon reveals a page that will look familiar to current nüvi users. Icons such as 'Address', 'Points of Interest', and 'Favorites' are some of the navigation options to choose between.
Garmin mobile phone - Google local search
Users may also select 'Google local search' capability, which harnesses the vast point of interest information on the world wide web. Google local search information includes a web-based rating so that users can choose where to navigate based on the location's proximity or rating. The nüvifone is Garmin's first device to incorporate Google local search.
Garmin nuvifone Preloaded GPS maps
Once a user selects where they want to navigate, the Garmin nüvifone gives turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to the destination. If a turn is missed along the route, nüvifone automatically recalculates a route and gets them back on track. The Garmin nüvifone includes preloaded maps of Eastern and Western Europe, North America or both. Nüvifone customers will also have access to free and subscription based dynamic content via Garmin Online, an online service offering constantlyupdating information such as real-time traffic, weather forecasts, and safety camera information.
Garmin nüvifone Built-in camera & Google Panoramio
The Garmin nüvifone's built-in camera has Location Message Service (LMS), which tags every location with the exact latitude and longitude reference of where the image was taken. The user may then save the image so they can navigate back to the location, or email the image to a recipient who can navigate directly to the location. In addition, the nüvifone provides direct access to millions of geolocated landmark and sightseeing photographs available through Google's Panoramio picture sharing site. The Panoramio photo search feature enhances the enjoyment and adventure of sightseeing in an otherwise unfamiliar location. Other multimedia functions of the Garmin nüvifone include a built-in video camera and MP3 player.
Garmin nuviphone Price & Avialability
Garmin anticipates that the nüvifone will be available in the third quarter of 2008. Specific details about pricing and sales partners will be announced in the future.
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