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[News] Garmin Nuvifone Launches with Linux Inside

  • Subject: [News] Garmin Nuvifone Launches with Linux Inside
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 01 Oct 2009 01:52:43 +0100
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AT&T Launching Location-Centric Garmin Nuvifone

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| The smartphone integrates location-based services 
| into multiple aspects of the proprietary Linux-
| based operating system, and it will come with the 
| same turn-by-turn navigation features found in 
| Garmin's high-end navigation units. This includes 
| audible voice prompts for directions, as well as 
| millions of points of interest like restaurants, 
| gas stations, hotels, and other venues. Users can 
| also mount it to the windshield to act like a 
| regular navigation device.


Garmin Takes a New Tack With Linux-Based Nav Phone

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| Is there a market for a $300 proprietary Linux-
| based navigation device with phone capabilities? 
| Garmin's Nuvifone will put that question to the 
| test. Known for its navigators, Garmin might be 
| following Palm's playbook by adding phone 
| capabilities. Given the popularity of the iPhone, 
| the advance of the Androids, Palm's struggle to 
| push the Pre -- can the Nuvifone find a niche?



Garmin-Asus nuvifone G60

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| The phone runs on Linux (the first smartphone to do so, to the best of my
| knowledge).


Garminâs new nuvi 1690 and 1860: specs and more

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| The Garmin Nuvi 1860 has a 4.8 inch WVGA display, a Linux Operating System,
| built in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity, along with this it has lane assist,
| a traffic receiver and text-to-speech.


Android to replace Garmin-Asus' current Linux platform

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| At CommunicAsia today, Garmin-Asus showed off its nuvifone G60 and M20
| devices. The former was first developed independently by Garmin and later
| rebadged with the new brand name after the two companies decided to
| collaborate on a line of navigation-focused smartphones.

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