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Photos: Garmin's Nuviphone picks a fight with iPhone

Nuviphone

Garmin's upcoming Nuviphone (rhymes with movie phone) may be the perfect 3.5-inch touchscreen device for iPhone users who get lost while staring at their nifty devices. It includes most of the features of an iPhone: Touchscreen, phone, browsing, video camera, digital camera, e-mail, callendar, etc. Plus, it also includes maps and Garmin's GPS tracking software. Nuviphone is expected to make its debut in the third quarter of 2008. For all the details, check out Jason D. O'Grady's blog.

14 comments
mon.boss
mon.boss

This is very very nice but what is the price???? Claude

keybored
keybored

Thank you, Garmin! Finally figured out that I don't want to lug three or four devices around all day

a440dc
a440dc

I think that whilst it looks nice, like the Iphone, it still has to go some to match the features of the HTC Tytn

john_libra
john_libra

Can't think of two more pompous companies in the world. Hopefully they will both be wiped out by the new scratch-n-sniff phone.

david.dunham
david.dunham

Looks good lot of goodies. I wonder how many limbs it will cost?

blissweb
blissweb

Wow... a GPS with a built-in organizer ;-) From the photos... I wouldn't have this brick in the same sentence as an iPhone... But nice try. Still looking for the true competitor.

WoW > Work
WoW > Work

No shots of what the on screen keyboard will look like, huh? But so far, not too bad.

yobtaf
yobtaf

There is one place where Apple wins every time, they have the best industrial designers. I can't tell you which product is better, but this one is ugly.

nkdennis
nkdennis

I am thinking I would rather have a GarMin. Your help link was dead this morning.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

I went to look it up a couple of months ago, and it hadnt been set yet, along with other details.

jginnane
jginnane

0. Good design exercise >> the devil is in the details. 1. Need customizable (regional) GPS maps to reduce storage requirement. 2. Besides 3G, need WiFi or, preferably, Bluetooth 3.0 for VoIP -- like a Google Phone! :) 3. Competitors to an industry leader must be 20% cheaper + 20% better, aka the "IBM PC rule". That makes the retail price ~$320 at rollout vs. the iPhone. 4. It is essential that accessories and add-ons be (a) immediately available and (b) reasonably priced and (c) non-proprietary, on Day One. (That's how you get the 20% value add-on.)