#CTIA09: Hands-on With Garmin M20 Nuvifone

One phone I have been anxious to get my grubby hands on for quite some time now is the Garmin Nuvifone M20, and I had the opportunity to see it today. One of two phones in the forthcoming Nuvifone series, the M20 has Windows Mobile loaded on it and is the smaller of the two.

The M20 was announced last month during the hullabaloo of MWC, but this was the first time we were able to play with the device.

Under the hood, the M20 is packing a true GPS — not aGPS — which means it can be used regardless of cell phone signal. Thus Garmin has fully integrated GPS with a phone complete with pre-loaded maps. Here are some other nice features you can expect on the M20:

  • Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity
  • Tri-band HSDPA connectivity
  • 2.8 inch VGA touchscreen display
  • Full QWERTY soft keyboard
  • Wi-Fi
  • Built-in GPS
  • Garmin sat nav
  • Connected Services – a suite of Web-based apps which provide “location intelligence to navigation, phone and browser functions”
  • Desktop-like internet browser
  • Push email
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.0 MP autofocus camera
  • 4GB / 8GB of internal memory
  • Windows Mobile 6.1

Not too shabby. But enough blabbing — you want to see the device! Wait no more, my friend. Here is a video and some pictures.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • melindaflynn

    Thanks for the post! I, too, have been waiting for a year to get my grubby little hands on it!!

    I am a real estate agent in the LA/Manhattan Beach area and I currently use (and LOVE) my Garmin iQue M4, the best feature is that it routes multiple properties.

    Since they don't make the iQ M4 anymore, I've been plotting and planning its replacement. People are googoo gaga over iPhone, but I don't think they have tried this.

    Why'd they have to release the G60 first and leave us in suspense on the m20?? Waiting, waiting, waiting for the m20! “Open, open, open!”

  • melindaflynn

    Thanks for the post! I, too, have been waiting for a year to get my grubby little hands on it!!

    I am a real estate agent in the LA/Manhattan Beach area and I currently use (and LOVE) my Garmin iQue M4, the best feature is that it routes multiple properties.

    Since they don't make the iQ M4 anymore, I've been plotting and planning its replacement. People are googoo gaga over iPhone, but I don't think they have tried this.

    Why'd they have to release the G60 first and leave us in suspense on the m20?? Waiting, waiting, waiting for the m20! “Open, open, open!”