Garmin Gives a Preview of the nuvifone’s User Interface

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Garmin has released some screenshots showing off the user interface for its upcoming GPS-enabled quasi-smartphone.

The shots show what the nüvifone‘s home screen will look like, and several of the bundled applications, too:

Garmin nuvifone

More about the Garmin nüvifone

The nüvifone will be Garmin’s first GSM featurephone designed to take advantage of its GPS knowledge. It will include a large touchscreen, GPS receiver, and built-in maps.

It will be the replacement for this company’s line of GPS-enabled Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds. Because it will offer a constant 3G connection to the Internet, this device will offer features not available in this company’s earlier models, such as real-time traffic and fuel prices.

Garmin said last fall that this GPS/phone combo will debut in the first half of 2009.

It will be followed in the second half of the year by a different navigation-oriented smartphone from Garmin based on Android. The nüvifone itself will be based on a separate version of Linux.




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