Garminfone Gets a Significant Price Cut

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A month after the debut of the Garminfone, T-Mobile has droped the price of this GPS-oriented smartphone by a third.

When this Android OS-powered model hit the market in early June it was selling for $200 with a two-year service contract and a $50 mail-in rebate. It is now going for $130 with contract.

Garminfone with Android OS from T-Mobile USAIt is available now on T-Mobile USA’s website.

Overview of the Garmin-Asus Garminfone
Not surprisingly, this smartphone comes with navigation software, but Google’s Android OS also brings a range of communication and entertainment applications.

The smartphone gives users driving, walking and public transportation navigation with voice and on-screen directions and automatic re-routing. Applications for real-time traffic, weather local events, movie listings and gas prices are pre-installed.

Its 3-megapixel camera with auto-focus automatically geotags images, and the smartphone offers overlapping positioning technologies: GPS and cell tower location.

The phone comes with a window and dashboard mount (shown here), allowing users navigate and charge the phone’s battery simultaneously.

As the Garminfone runs the Android OS, it goes beyond just mapping and navigation, and come with a suite of communication, entertainment and productivity software.

The smartphone’s advanced web browser and other Internet-related software take advantage of T-Mobile’s 3G network as well as Wi-Fi hotspots.




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