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Garmin-Asus nüvifone

Postby asichia » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:42 pm

Anybody aware about this

http://www.garminasus.com/garminasus/cms/

8-)

Garmin® and ASUS® to Create Garmin-Asus Line of Co–branded LBS-centric Mobile Phones

Cayman Islands and Taipei, Taiwan/February 4, 2009/Business Wire — Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TAIEX: 2357) today announced a strategic alliance that will leverage the companies' navigation and mobile telephony expertise to design, manufacture and distribute co-branded location-centric mobile phones. Garmin and ASUS have already begun joint development on a diverse mobile phone product line, which will be known as the Garmin-Asus nüvifone™ series. The companies expect to bring to market several Garmin-Asus nüvifone models in 2009, and a new Garmin-Asus nüvifone model will be announced at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009.

"We believe that converged devices are an emerging opportunity," said Dr. Min Kao, chairman and CEO of Garmin Ltd. "This alliance is advantageous to both companies because it allows us to combine our resources and establish a strong foundation from which we will innovate and introduce the world to the benefits of LBS-centric mobile phones. We've been working with ASUS for over one year on the initial nüvifone that was announced in 2008 on the basis of an ODM relationship. Learning from this experience, we concluded that by leveraging and combining our respective industry-leading areas of expertise at a higher level, we will be able not only to significantly expand our product line, but also to shorten our product development time. We believe that through this strategic alliance we are uniquely positioned to deliver the world's best integrated and most compelling GPS-enabled mobile devices."

"This alliance allows ASUS and Garmin to seamlessly combine the strengths of both companies to offer market leading mobile phone solutions that are of the best design and highest quality. ASUS and Garmin both believe strongly in the continuous investment of R&D resources to unfailingly provide leading-edge innovations to people and businesses," said Jonney Shih, CEO of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. "Through this alliance, our companies will continue to develop innovations that simplify life. Our technologies should accommodate our customers, not the other way around. We believe all devices should perform and communicate seamlessly not just anytime and anyplace, but in real time, in real places, and we're confident the nüvifone series will meet this objective."

All Garmin-Asus nüvifone devices will continue the product vision of the original nüvifone and will be LBS-centric devices that seamlessly connect, communicate and navigate. The original Garmin nüvifone that was announced in 2008 will be re-branded as the Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60. The Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60 is expected to be delivered in the first half of 2009, and additional information about the Garmin-Asus nüvifone G60 will be released at the Mobile World Congress trade show.

LBS functionality is core to the Garmin-Asus nüvifone series, which will offer the same turn-by-turn, voice-prompted navigation features found on high-end Garmin portable navigation devices (PND). It has preloaded maps and millions of points of interest that allow drivers to quickly find a specific street address, establishment's name or search for a destination by category. In addition, the nüvifone includes quick access to online points of interest through internet enabled local search. The nüvifone harnesses the power of the worldwide web and information about local merchants and attractions is continually updated. The nüvifone also features Ciao!™, a social networking application that bridges the gap between multiple location based social networks and integrates them seamlessly into one device.

The Garmin-Asus alliance was disclosed during a press conference in Taiwan on February 4, 2009. Analysts or journalists unable to attend the Garmin-Asus announcement in Taiwan are invited to participate in a webcast or via phone on February 4, 2009, at 11:00 am EST (10:00 am CST). Webcast details are available at http://www.GarminAsus.com/pressroom.

Garmin-Asus nüvifone models will be on display at the Garmin-Asus booth at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, February 16-19, 2009 (7C37, hall 7). Journalists should contact the Garmin or Asus media contacts to arrange a live demonstration or interviews. Additional information is available at http://www.GarminAsus.com.
About Garmin and ASUS

Garmin is the global leader in satellite navigation, and has sold more than 43 million devices. Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Garmin has pioneered navigation and communication devices that enrich people's lives. Garmin's market breadth in the GPS industry is second to none having developed innovative products and established market leadership position in each of the markets it serves, including automotive, aviation, marine, fitness, outdoor recreation and wireless applications. Garmin achieved the worldwide number one spot for mobile navigation devices in 2007 by more than doubling its shipments on 2006 and increasing its market share. According to research conducted by Canalys, a leading independent technology market analyst firm, in the third quarter of 2008 Garmin held 35 percent of the worldwide PND market with an approximately 50 percent share in the U.S. and a 20 percent share in Europe.

Garmin has been on the leading edge of mobile phone navigation having launched several products into the mobile market including Garmin Mobile off-board navigation and Garmin Mobile XT, an on-board navigation solution. First announced in 2005, Garmin Mobile off-board navigation was the first server-based navigation application to visually depict and constantly update the user's position on a detailed moving map. These navigation applications include access to dynamic, location-relevant content like traffic reports, fuel prices, flight status and weather information. Garmin's on-board and off-board navigation solutions have been adopted by numerous mobile phone manufacturers and network operators, and are currently available on over 500 different phone models.

ASUS is a technology leader in the IT industry and offers everything from PC components to complete solutions including notebooks, desktops, smart phones, PDAs, broadband communications products, LCD monitors and wireless applications. ASUS is recognized worldwide for the Eee PC™, an ultramobile PC noted for its combination of light weight and ease of use. In 2007, one in three desktop PCs sold was powered by an ASUS motherboard; and ASUS has been the fastest growing notebook brand for the past eight consecutive quarters, ranking fifth in the world in Q3 2008. The company's 2008 revenues reached $8.2 billion (U.S. dollars). Through its unyielding commitment to innovation and quality, ASUS has won numerous international awards. ASUS has been ranked amongst BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100 for 11 consecutive years, placing ninth in 2008. ASUS has also achieved the number one title in the annual league table of Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands IT Hardware category with a brand value of $1.324 billion (U.S. dollars).

ASUS is a rising contender in the design, manufacture and distribution of mobile phones, and has exclusive intellectual property rights in 3G core technologies. These 3G technologies are paving the way for 4G in the near future. With over 800 employees devoted to R&D and business development for smart phones, ASUS has successfully launched phones in 20 countries with major operators such as Vodafone, O2, Orange and TIM. ASUS' telecom industry footprint has grown significantly since the company introduced its first PDA in 2001 and mobile phone in 2004. Today, ASUS is recognized as one of the top three Windows Mobile brands in Russia and Eastern Europe. With stylish facades and excellent user interfaces, ASUS phones have passed strict design criteria to win the Japanese G-Mark Design and German iF Awards — accolades that position ASUS as a leader in mobile phone design.

Garmin is a registered trademark, and Ciao! and nüvifone are trademarks, of Garmin Ltd. ASUS is a registered trademark and Eee PC is a trademark of ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding expected product delivery dates are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2007 and the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 27, 2008 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). Copies of these filings are available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRe ... ports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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Re: Garmin Asus

Postby keong8260 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:02 pm

nüvifone G60... Cool! =D>

nuvifone了解 nüvifone G60 的更多信息。 依托 Garmin 荣获大奖的 nüvi 个人导航设备系列而精心打造,这款触摸屏移动电话巧妙地把通信和上网功能与众多易于使用的功能融合在一起,引领您的生活不断前进。
基于位置的生活

Location-based Life有了 nüvifone G60,您会发现导航是设备的核心所在。 位置信息包含在电子邮件、短信、照片分享、社会网络等功能之中。 因此,无论您身在何处,也不论您前往何地,始终可以毫不费力地获取您所需要的信息。
满足您的一切需求

nuvifonenüvifone G60 将秉承让 Garmin 成为卫星导航领域全球领先者的卓越功能和用户体验。 每款 nüvifone G60 均标准配备路口转弯语音提示、机载地图和数以百万计的兴趣点 (POI)。 另外,为了确保您拥有日常生活中所需的一切工具,nüvifone G60 集成了数据传输速率达 3.5G 的四波段 GSM 电话、基于 Webkit 的互联网浏览器、个人信息、Wi-Fi、立体声蓝牙 (Bluetooth®) 以及久经考验的 Garmin 个人导航功能。

哗,真酷呀!
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Re: Garmin Asus

Postby tympg » Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:58 am

Pity it isn't a Windows Mobile device. I was hoping for something like Touch HD + nuvi 255w kind of fusion.
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Re: Garmin Asus

Postby keong8260 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:52 pm

The actual specification still unknown yet... more picture of G60
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Re: Garmin Asus

Postby Lanujang » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:20 am

woohoo! this thread is not good for my health =P~

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Re: GarminAsus nüvifone

Postby tympg » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:39 am

Looks like the first model G60 is becoming available in Malaysia very soon, selling for RM1999:

http://forum.mypdacafe.com/viewtopic.ph ... 22#p218298
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Re: GarminAsus nüvifone

Postby Lanujang » Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:14 am

wonder on which Garmin OS will it be based on. US Sing/Mal Taiwan? :-?

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Re: GarminAsus nüvifone

Postby twinki » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:47 am

From intomobile.com
Phones available in Malaysia in August.
Will be be able to run MFM maps on it?


The Nuvifone G60 is the bigger of the two Nuvifones. We’ll likely see it launching next month with a 3.55-inch touchscreen, GPS (of course), WiFi, 3G data connectivity, 3-megapixel camera and 4GB of on-board storage.The G60’s Linux-based OS struck us as both intuitive and speedy, but we’d have liked to have seen the G60 running Android.

For the Windows Mobile(6.1) set, the Nuvifone M20 will bring its 2.8-inch touchscreen, GPS, WiFi, 3G, 3-megapixel camera and 4GB/8GB of built-in memory to the table. It’s smaller than the G60, but it’s also arguably more comfortable in the hand.

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Re: GarminAsus nüvifone

Postby bahathir » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:46 am

Price? :) G60 is using GNU/Linux, the natural attraction to me :)
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Re: GarminAsus nüvifone

Postby twinki » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:44 am

bahathir wrote:Price? :) G60 is using GNU/Linux, the natural attraction to me :)


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Would you mind sharing with me why you prefer Linux over Windows Mobile?


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