#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
- 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
- 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.