• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • Garmin's Nuvifone - iFone competitor with freakin awesome GPS


    Garmin has announced their first foray into the cellular world - the nuvifone. The device will have a 3.5 inch touch screen. Main icons at the bottom of the screen will include call, search, and view map. North American and/or Europe maps will come preloaded on the device, which also features HSPDA support.

    Google's Local Search feature is included in the device, and by tying into the GPS, will provide a VERY nifty tool for searching for anything around you. Release date is Q3 of 2008.

    Engadget has got a full photo gallery up, if you'd like to see more photos. And per them, here's a breakdown of some of the features:
    • "Where am I?" - spits out precise longitude / latitude coordinates at a moment's notice
    • Helps drivers remember where they parked by marking the position in which it was last removed from the vehicle mount
    • Garmin Online - an online service offering constantly updated information such as real-time traffic, fuel prices, stock prices, sports scores, news reports, local events and weather forecasts
    • Built-in camera (megapixels currently unknown; captures video as well) that automatically tags photos with exact longitude / latitude. This allows the user to navigate back to the location or email the image to a recipient who can navigate directly to its location.
    • Provides direct access to millions of geo-located landmark and sightseeing photographs available through Google's Panaramio picture sharing site
    • Integrated media player to handle MP3, MPEG4 and AAC files
    Oh, and the last 5 letters are iFone. Garmin, you better prepare a plate for Apple's lawyers - they're on their way over.

    Engadget
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Garmin's Nuvifone - iFone competitor with freakin awesome GPS started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 41 Comments
    1. DVB+'s Avatar
      DVB+ -
      Quote Originally Posted by yowiphone View Post
      WHO cares this only has a better GPS than the iphone other than that it sucks balls IPHONE OWNZ!

      QFT!
      That is it....Steve J will buy garmin and put that gps chip in iphones. He made enough cash to do that,