Garmin-Asus announces new generation of nüvifone: M20 and G60

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Garmin-Asus, the tech company alliance that to me sounds more like an airborne disease, has announced two new additions to its nüvifone range of mobile phones.

If you remember, the company announced its first mobile phone about this time last year, and its newly announced G60 offers very much the same functionality as that handset — namely 3.5G (HSDPA), 3.55-inch touchscreen display, location-based everything (email, SMS, photo sharing, social networking, going-to-the-toileting — nah, not really), built-in accelerometer for exciting screen reorientation, lots of sat-nav stuff (as you’d expect from Garmin) and advanced web browser.

This 2.8-inch touchscreen handset is also heavy on the location-aware features. It’s 3.5G with Wi-Fi, has all the stuff you’d normally expect to find on a Windows Mobile device, plus the Garmin sat-nav experience.

garmin-asus-nuviphone-m20.jpgIt also has built-in microphone and speakers, up to 8GB of storage and 3-megapixel camera.

Pricing and availability for these two handsets will be announced soon, probably at next week’s Mobile World Congress. If a decent satellite navigation system is important to you but you want some nice phone features all in one unit, they might be worth a gander.

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Andy Merrett