Game-Changing Handsets From Mobile World Congress


Another device to spawn from the Garmin-Asus alliance is the G60, a Nuvifone Garmin said is "designed for the active on-the-go user who wants an easy-to-use device and appreciates the peace of mind that comes from a device that answers common questions like 'Where am I?,' 'Where am I going?' and 'How do I get home?'"

The quad-band GSM handheld features 3.5G connectivity and supports Wi-Fi. It features a 3.55-inch touch-screen display with three primary icons -- call, search and view map -- with secondary icons that appear on the side of the home screen. With an LBS-centric design, the Nuvifone G60 ties location information into everyday applications like e-mail, SMS, photo sharing and social networking. The device comes preloaded with maps and points of interest and offers turn-by-turn directions. It features an advanced mobile HTML browser, support for POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail, a soft keyboard and a 3.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and geotagging.